Red Rice and Beans - Andrea Meyers

Red Rice and Beans

Course Main
Keyword beans, black beans, cilantro, corn, garbanzo beans, gluten free, rice, tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 368kcal
Author Andrea Meyers




  • 3 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 envelopes Sazon Goya con culantro y achiote
  • 3 tablespoons dried cilantro
  • water according to manufacturer’s directions


  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds tomatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 32 ounces canned black beans
  • 32 ounces canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro rough chopped


  • cilantro leaves for garnish


  • Pour uncooked rice into rice cooker. Sprinkle Sazon Goya and dried cilantro on top of rice. Add water according the manufacturer’s directions. Turn the cooker on and let it go to work.
  • While the rice is cooking, saute onions and garlic in 6 quart pot over medium heat, until translucent. Add the tomatoes, salt, and black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes release their juices. Reduce heat and cook on low for about 10 more minutes.
  • Add the black beans (undrained), garbanzo beans (drained), and the corn. Stir well and increase heat to medium. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat and cook covered for about 20 minutes until the beans are tender.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro and cover again. Allow to cook over low heat for just five minutes.
  • Gradually add rice to the beans and tomato mixture. Scoop in a large spoonful and stir. Continue adding until all the rice is incorporated. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro leaves.


rice cooker
6 quart pot
sharp knife
If tomatoes are out of season and you can’t find any decent ones, you can substitute a 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes. The taste of the dish will be slightly different, but still good.
Recipe Notes
I’ve tried to verify if this dish is gluten free, but I’m not sure about all the ingredients in the Sazon Goya. If anyone knows, drop me a line.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 718mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 676IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg