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How to make it

  • To make the Beans:
  • Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan. Add onions and saute, stirring, until coated with oil.
  • Cover and cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. About 15 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and saute uncovered for 3 minutes.
  • Drain beans, then add them and the broth to the onion.
  • Heat to boiling and cook covered over low heat for two hours.
  • Add the bay leaves and cinnamon.
  • Cover and continue to cook until beans are very tender, about 1 hour.
  • Season with salt and hot red pepper sauce. (The beans can be prepared up to 24 hours before serving. Reheat, adding additional broth if necessary.)
  • To prepare the Rice:
  • Heat 1 T of oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the carrot, celery and red onion. Saute, stirring until tender but not browned. About 5 minutes.
  • Add green bell pepper and saute, stirring until crisp-tender. About 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Toss half of the sauteed vegetables with the cooked rice just before serving.
  • Spread a mound of rice in shallow soup bowl plates and top with the beans.
  • Garnish each with a spoonful of the remaining sauteed vegetables.

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    " It was excellent "
    prarie3071 ate it and said...
    This is so easy, even for those of us who are not Puerto Rican, but enjoy the wonderful flavor of this beautiful country. I like to add 1/2 cup Goya spanish olives to my rice for extra spunk.
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    OMG! This sounds wonderful and another dish that has to be tried immediately! Thank you so much for sharing this with us =D
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    This sounds awesome for sure......Cant wait to make this dish!!!
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  • kukla 10 years ago
    I love beans & rice, but unfortunately end up using packages way too often to make it (and they are usually too salty!) I look forward to trying this one. Thanks, Chihuahua :) (and Josephine, too !!)
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  • chihuahua 10 years ago
    Sunrea, I think you will be very, very pleased. I'm delighted you're going to give it a try. The cinnanomon stick adds an amazing flavor.
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  • sunrae 10 years ago
    The good lookin guy in the picture with me is the bean cooker of our family so I'm going to insist that he make this beans just never come out as good as his do. I can't wait for the aroma and wonderful flavors! Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    WOW - this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. = )
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
    This is defintiley a keeper, thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Sounds wonderful, hearty and full of flavor. I've made several versions of rice and beans (which I love) over the years but I've never added the cinnamon stick which intrigues me. I am saving your delightful recipe to try soon. Thanks so much! =)
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    A definite must try. Love rice and beans, this one sounds fantastic. Thanks for the great post.
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