Flavorful Spanish Rice and Beans


This Spanish rice and beans dish is very flavorful, quick, and simple.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 (1.41 ounce) package sazon seasoning

  • 1 ½ teaspoons adobo seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, drained

  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can pitted green olives (Optional)


  1. Bring water, rice, and olive oil to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Mix in onion, Sazón seasoning, adobo seasoning, garlic, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  2. Add beans and olives and cook until liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Mix before serving.


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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
6g Fat
57g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 2176mg 95%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* 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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