Pink Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe

  • Yield:

    8 to 10 servings

  • Total Time:

    3 hrs 20 mins

  • Prep Time:

    20 mins

  • Cook Time:

    3 hrs


Pink Beans
  • 6 cups water (for soaking beans)
  • 2 cups (1 pound) dried pink small red or pinto beans
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder or Mazola® Sobrecitos™ Tomato Flavor Bouillon Packets
  • 6 cups warm water
  • 1 medium boiling potato, diced
  • ½ cup diced smoked ham
  • ¼ cup Sofrito (see recipe)
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 whole bay leaf
Yellow Rice
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 cups medium grain rice, rinsed and drained*
  • ½ cup Sofrito (see recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons Mazola® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder
  • 1 packet sazon seasoning with annatto
  • 4 cups warm water


To prepare beans:
  1. Step 1) Bring water and beans to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for one hour. Or beans can be soaked at room temperature overnight. Drain beans and set aside.
  2. Step 2) Stir bouillon powder into 6 cups warm water in a large, heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer with lid tilted for about 1 hour or until desired tenderness is reached.
To prepare rice:
  1. Step 1) Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until it just begins to turn golden. Stir in Sofrito, bouillon powder and Sazon seasoning; continue to cook for 1 minute. Add water and stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and serve with beans. Garnish with fresh avocado slices and cilantro sprigs, if desired.
  2. *If using enriched rice, do not rinse.