This 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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan combine olive oil, kidney beans, tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, oregano, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons adobo. Simmer on low heat.

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  • Meanwhile, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and all liquid is absorbed. Stir in remaining 3 teaspoons adobo. Serve beans over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 101.1g; fat 5.1g; sodium 711.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
I LOVE these beans! I've made them a few times and it is the quickest, easiest recipe, and it's great to take to work the next day. I also did not put any seasoning into the rice, and I cannot find Adobo anywhere so I found a recipe online to make your own: 1 TBS oregano, 2 TBS garlic powder, 2 TBS onion powder, and 1/5 TBS cumin. Read More
(69)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2003
Fast and easy but awful. Way too much adobo too salty. I had to add anothe can of beans for it to feed 4 people. Read More
(53)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2005
I LOVE these beans! I've made them a few times and it is the quickest, easiest recipe, and it's great to take to work the next day. I also did not put any seasoning into the rice, and I cannot find Adobo anywhere so I found a recipe online to make your own: 1 TBS oregano, 2 TBS garlic powder, 2 TBS onion powder, and 1/5 TBS cumin. Read More
(69)
Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2003
Fast and easy but awful. Way too much adobo too salty. I had to add anothe can of beans for it to feed 4 people. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
This went over great in my house! I added a chopped onion and a few cloves of garlic. The kids loved it! Fast.. quick and easy.. Winners in my book! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
Pretty good and really fast and easy. Reminded me of meatless chili. I added a little bit of ground red pepper for a little more zing. Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2006
Don't use the oregano basil or thyme or olive oil. This isn't an Italian dish! I tried it your way and my mouth was confused! Getting snowed in can be sooo frustrating. Next time use bacon grease or peanut oil and ground chiles..or chopped fresh chiles.. use garlic fresh or dried salt and LOTS of dried cumin. ( Cumin is what gives Mexican foods their "Mexicaness" ) God bless you! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
This was amazingly wonderful! I run a daycare in Massachusetts and thought that the kids would think it to be a little too weird but they all loved it (except my son who does not like rice not the recipe's fault LOL)! Will certainly make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/25/2006
I have made this recipe several times, and really liked it. BUT yesterday was the first time I used the adobo seasoning. This really killed it for me. The previous reviewer suggested leaving out all the "italian" seasonings because their mouth was confused. I have to agree that with ALL ingredients, I didn't like it as much. My 4 yr old gobbled it up, as is...but my husband and I did not enjoy it. It is an easy recipe. When I first found this, I was looking for some sort of beans and rice recipe that was not like black beans and rice (something different?). Without the adobo, it's like spaghetti sauce with beans and we liked it quite a bit. By the way, I did drain and rinse my beans. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
Loved it! A big hit with my husband and friends. Will definitely make again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
The sauce was a bit runny but it tasted pretty good. Read More
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