Very flavorful, quick, and simple rice and beans with a Mexican twist.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 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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  • Bring water, rice, and olive oil to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Mix in onion, sazon seasoning, adobo seasoning, garlic, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add beans and olives and cook until liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Mix before serving.

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Cook's Notes:

For more flavor, add a powdered broth such as Seitenbacher(R) Vegetable Broth and Seasoning.

For softer rice, add an additional 1/2 cup water.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 57.1g; fat 6.2g; sodium 2175.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2019
I have a son who has to watch his salt intake and Adobo and Sazon store bought seasonings have alot of sodium in them. I read where alot of people said the salt taste was a bit much. I found recipes for homemade versions of both and omitted the salt (geniuskitchen.com for the Adobo and fifteenspatulas.com for the Sazon) You can make your own and use less salt or omit it altogether and it still tastes great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2020
Never again! Blah and glop! Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2019
I have a son who has to watch his salt intake and Adobo and Sazon store bought seasonings have alot of sodium in them. I read where alot of people said the salt taste was a bit much. I found recipes for homemade versions of both and omitted the salt (geniuskitchen.com for the Adobo and fifteenspatulas.com for the Sazon) You can make your own and use less salt or omit it altogether and it still tastes great! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2018
Made as written and this turned out pretty good. The sazon and adobo made it a little bit too salty so I recommend cutting back some. Loved the additional of the green olives (also salty) but if you are not a fan, black would work too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
I made this for lunch for my kids with a minor change. I used 1 teaspoon of adobo instead of the full amount. I also did not add the optional green olives, I couldn't get them with my grocery order. I was nervous about the salty factor but it was not too salty for us. It makes me wonder if some of that issue is coming from the briny-ness of the olives. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/05/2020
Never again! Blah and glop! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2020
Very easy and a big hit! I skipped the olives bc I don't like olives. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2020
I didn't give this 5 starts because as others have stated, it is too salty. I used turmeric and my own recipe for adobo seasoning and it was delicious. I added a can of rinsed and drained black beans and omitted the green olives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2018
We loved it and will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2019
it came out great and it was great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2019
A great way to change up your normal cooking patterns! This was fast and easy and flavorful just as the recipe says. I agree with one of the other reviews - the salt content could be reduced a bit. Also just a note - by the time I added the red beans there was no water left but I mixed in the beans and we ate it as-is. Thanks for a good quick weeknight recipe! Read More
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