Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice
|Source||Adapted from Delicious Living Magazine|
|Prep time||25 minutes|
|Cooking time||25 minutes|
|Total time||50 minutes|
This is a hearty, delicious vegetarian entrée. You can also add shredded chicken for a meat-lover’s version.
Heat one tablespoon of oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, peppers and tomato. Sauté until the mixture softens and begins to caramelize, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the oregano, cilantro, beans and squash. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce and enough water to cover. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer covered for 25 minutes. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add the bean mixture and rice and cook until the rice absorbs the liquid, about 5 minutes. Add cilantro. Garnish with avocado and cortijo and serve.