Arroz con Habichuelas Rosadas Guisadas (Rice with Stewed Pink Beans)

Arroz con Habichuelas Rosadas Guisadas (Rice with Stewed Pink Beans)

These beans turn pink when cooked; you can also use pinto beans, red kidney beans, or navy beans in this dish.

  • Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup rice and about 1/3 cup beans)


  • none Beans:
  • 1 1/2 cups dried small red beans (about 2/3 pound)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup (1/2-inch) cubed salt pork (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup (1/2-inch) cubed smoked ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup (1-inch) cubed peeled baking potato
  • 1 none bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh culantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • none Rice:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked medium-grain rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh culantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 none (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


To prepare beans, sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain beans.

Combine beans, 8 cups water, and next 4 ingredients (through bay leaf) in pan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until beans are almost tender. Stir in bell pepper and garlic; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until beans are done. Drain in sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid. Discard bay leaf. Return bean mixture to pan. Add reserved 1/3 cup cooking liquid, tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon culantro, 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir to combine.

To prepare rice, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice; sauté 2 minutes. Add 1 1/4 cups water, 1 tablespoon culantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Serve beans over rice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 265none
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 8.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 517mg
  • Calcium: 43mg

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Arroz con Habichuelas Rosadas Guisadas (Rice with Stewed Pink Beans) Recipe