I’m back in my kitchen! It feels great to be back!
Here is the best recipe that I can remember for making Dominican Rice and Beans. I’m not sure there’s an “exact” recipe for these anywhere, as they are made everyday for lunch. They’re just made. I watched and helped out a few times…so we’ll see how it goes! I am no expert, so if you know better or have any tips, let us know!! I’m including some extra photos to help out 🙂
Dominican Rice and Beans
The best recipe for making Dominican Rice and Beans! A delightful dish that can be a side dish or a main course!
Servings - 4 servings
- 1 cup rice
- 2-3 Tbsp oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup dried red kidney beans
- 1/2 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/4 green pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 large sprig of fresh cilantro
- Adobo Seasoning
- 2 cups frozen veggies
- Rinse beans in colander.
- Soak beans overnight in lukewarm or for at least 2 hours in HOT water.
- Drain beans. Replace beans in pot and cover with at least 2 inches of water.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly (I set mine to 8 on my burner) and let boil/simmer for 1.5 hours, or until soft.
- You will add seasonings as they are cooking. Keep an eye on the water level, and add water more if necessary.
Catherine and Zoe says
i was wondering when this recipe would go up. i was pleasantly surprised to see it up tonight!
Catherine and Zoe says
oh. and i totally did not read the part about linking if you have a frugal recipe. doh! since i don’t.
Your recipe looks delicious. I love rice with my beans going to have to try this recipe.
Barely Domestic Mama says
I have a similar caldero to cook my rice in. I make Puerto Rican rice and beans, but I’ll definitely have to give this Dominican style rice and beans a try.
If anyone is looking for a caldero, I bought mine through http://www.elboricua.com/CCNOW_Calderos.html
Mo Diva says
I make this dish with Black beans instead of kidney beans and something called “sofrito” which can be found in the freezer section. Its inexpensive, can be homemade, and a little goes a long way so it will last forever!
Nil Zed says
Trash bag? why not just use the lid of the pan??
I’m not sure that putting even a brand new trash bag over food is a good idea. I know that a the bakery/restaurant I worked at, health dept wouldn’t allow us to store bread in them b/c of offgassing and/or contact transfer of chemicals. We had to buy bags made of a different plastic–they were like humongous versions of the small bags you get in the produce dept.
Hey I am dominican so this recipe put a smile on my face 🙂 here in DR we use a bag for isolation because if you put the lid of he pan the water will condense in the top and waist your rice, if you dont feel confortable with a bag some people place a porcelain dish 🙂
My husband lived in the DR for 2 years and this is the recipe we use. We love it because it’s cheap, easy and good!
The Lewis Family says
I added my recipe to Mr. Linky. It’s not very healthy but it’s yummy!
Tres Chic Boutique says
I made this for dinner last night… you might wonder how, since it takes overnight, but I am just way too lazy to cook my own beans (plus I don’t have any) but I do have canned, so I improvised. I am sure yours were better, but these were really good. I also did not have a green pepper. I did not know what to expect, and for some reason thought maybe it would be spicy (cause of the Adobo seasoning) but it was not, it was a yummy dinner. So thanks for sharing! We all decided its a keeper!
Wow, we made something the other night and I thought of this blog. I wonder if I can find the recipe and join in?
instead of using a trash bag to cover the rice, try aluminum foil.. both my parents are from puerto rico..thats how they and their ancestors have been doing it. My husband is from haiti and that is how they do it there..idk y, but i do it 2.
LOVED this recipe! And my honey student taught in the DR and was so excited when I made this dish! Big smiles all around…and I’ve already been asked to make them again!
Hefty Trash Bag Coupons says
Appreciate this wonderful recipe.