Jag (Portuguese Rice and Beans)


This jag recipe has been in my family for years. It is so easy to make. I was worried my kids would not like it, but both of them had second bowls!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 pound linguica sausage, cut into cubes

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can prepared shelled beans

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice


  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat; add linguica, onion, bell peppers, black pepper, basil, and oregano. Sauté until vegetables are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Stir beans into linguica-vegetable mixture; cook until beans are softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour in water; stir in rice. Cover the pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is completely absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
34g Fat
45g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 973mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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