Cuban Rice & Beans | GOYA® Staple Recipes from the Caribbean

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Cuban Rice & Beans

A Surprising Side or Meal

Cuban Rice and Beans GOYA® style is comfort food with an exciting Latin flavor in just a few easy steps. We’ve done all the hard work, so you’ll get the benefit of beans from a can that taste like you soaked them overnight and made the sauce from scratch!

A versatile favorite, our Cuban Rice and Beans recipe can accompany meat or poultry as a jazzy side—or serve it solo, so you can focus on the savory seasonings and plump, delicious red beans. Cuban Rice and Beans always hits the spot.

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 30 min.


1 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tbsp. GOYA® Tomato Sauce

1 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic

1 tsp. GOYA® Sofrito

2 packets Sazón GOYA® without Annatto

1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

1 can (15.5 oz.) GOYA® Small Red Beans

1½ cups Golden CANILLA® Rice

½ tsp. sugar


1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato sauce, garlic, sofrito and sazon, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
2. Transfer liquid from can red beans to measuring cup; add enough water to measure 3½ cups. Add liquid to pot; bring to boil. Add beans, rice and sugar; stir. Bring rice mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and cook, covered, until water is absorbed, about 20 min
3. Remove rice from heat. Let sit until rice becomes tender, 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Divide evenly among serving bowls.
Tip By La Cocina Goya

Save Time and Add Flavor with GOYA® Sofrito!

Sofrito – a puree of tomatoes, onions, green peppers, cilantro and garlic – is used as a flavor-packed cooking base in many Latino dishes; like soups, stews and seasoned beans. But making the mixture yourself can be time consuming – so we took the freshest ingredients and prepped them for you. Simply add a heaping spoonful or two of GOYA® Sofrito to your favorite dishes and enjoy the authentic flavors you love, without the work.