Ham, beans, and rice are combined in this traditional Dominican favorite and on your table in 30 minutes.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ham and onion. Saute until ham is browned and onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans, cilantro, sofrito, and vinegar. Cook 5 minutes.

  • Stir in rice and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired.

Cook's Note:

If you are unable to find the sofrito or want a fresher version, you can easily make your own. In a food processor combine 4 cloves chopped garlic, 4 cilantro sprigs, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Pulse until it forms a thick paste.

Nutrition Facts

495.6 calories; protein 25.4g 51% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 45.9mg 15% DV; sodium 1069.1mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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I make this all the time it's called chofan... I've never used Mexican rice nor have I ever put beans in it.. This is our version of fried rice... Also we don't use sofrito that is a Puerto Rican seasoning we use recaito (mix of cubanelle peppers garlic cilantro white onions green peppers and sometimes I add parsley) Read More