American-Style Red Beans and Rice


Rice with red bean sauce is a tasty treat I taught myself to make when I was snowed in and couldn't get to the grocery store. Tasty and easy to make.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans

  • 1 ½ cups tomato sauce

  • 4 ½ cups water, divided

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 pinch dried thyme

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 5 teaspoons adobo seasoning, divided

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice


  1. Combine olive oil, kidney beans, tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper, and 2 teaspoons adobo in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat.

  2. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir remaining 3 teaspoons adobo into rice.

  3. Serve bean sauce over rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
5g Fat
101g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 37%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 449mg 10%

* 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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