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Bill’s Rice and Beans

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Gratuitous baby shot.ย  I offer no apologies ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m in the states visiting my BFF from college, giving her and her hubby and extra set of hands after their newest arrival…well, arrived last week.

I fully anticipated being relegated to the kitchen while mom and dad took care of their boys but I was plesantly surprised when Mr. Mom whipped up this yummy rice and beans.ย  A taste of home!

And while its not a baked good, I hope my baking club will accept it as this month’s Turkey Day side dish challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

Bill’s Rice & Beans
You will need:

In food processor:
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
3/4 large white onion

2ย cloves garlic, minced
remaining onion, diced
2 tbsp coconut oil
8oz can of tomato sauce
2 packs sazom
4ย tbsp adobo
1 2oz can capers
1 can pigeon peas
1 can pink beans
4 springs fresh cilantro, minced
2 cupsย water
3 cups uncooked rice

  • In large pot, saute garlic and diced onionsย for about two minutes until brown in olive oil.
  • Add food processed veg, heat on medium high heat for about 3 minutes
  • Add 8oz can of tomato sauce, sazom and adobo, capers and cook for about 5 minutes
  • Add peas, beans, cilantroย and water
  • Add 3 cups uncooked rice.ย  Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover.ย  Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir, recover and simmer for another 20 minutes.

I also got to spend the holidays with my second family on Thursday.ย  Please indulge me while I brag with some photos!


Make sure to check out what my fellow baking club members whipped up for the occasion!

The Orgasmic Chef

Simply Sweet Justice

From My Sweet Heart

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  1. soooooo cute! i don’t have a newborn or anything, but, could you come help me out and cook wonderful things? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Excuse my US culinary ignorance, but what are: sazom? Adobo? Pigeon peas? Pink beans?

    I swear, it’s a big day in the supermarket here when they start importing black beans (yes, that’s right, I tasted a black bean for the first time in my life this past week…and it rocked!)

    I guess that’s part of why I love travelling so much….new cultural experiences also come in the food department.

  3. Aww I love all your holiday picks! That baby is such a cutie! And those rice and beans look fab ๐Ÿ™‚ Such a yummy comfort food

    • hahaa! I didn’t think my comment went through the first time so I typed it again…. sorry i just spammed ur comment feed ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Too adorable!

  4. Aww I love your holiday pics! That little baby is such a cutie! And you rice looks fab ๐Ÿ™‚ Rice and beans is the best comfort food

  5. Oh the baby is such a cutie pie. Your rice and beans makes me drool. From the ingredients you used, I have no doubt it was awesomely delicious.

  6. Oh my gawsh, that little baby face!!! Such a mood lifter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. You all look your having a blast my friend, what a wonerful holiday post D

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. That baby is adorable! That’s so nice that you went to help out/visit and it looks like such fun holiday. You know I’m a sucker for rice and beans – I’d love it for a main with a salad on the side.

  9. Oh, what a fun holiday!!! Look at all that fabulous food…and cute, cute baby faces! Tell Bill his beans and rice looks phenomenal…I’m hankering for a nice big bowl ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I can seriously never get enough rice and beans, and this looks fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  11. Cute, cute baby! And happy baby too–aww. ๐Ÿ™‚ The food looks fabulous, especially the rice and beans!

  12. How cute!! The baby is so beautiful!!
    BTW the recipe looks and sounds delicious!

  13. Love the holiday photos! Looks like a great Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those rice and beans look so delicious!

  14. Awww, what happy, fun pictures! This rice looks so, so yummy. It has some amazing ingredients in it. I totally googled pigeon peas. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Can’t wait to try this!

  15. I would LOVE Bill’s beans and rice at my Thanksgiving or any other table ANYTIME! What a fabulous looking dish! And I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with family and friends! Your pictures are just wonderful and really capture Thanksgiving at it’s best! That baby is BEAUTIFUL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. how fun great food and enjoy the wee ones so sweet of you to go and help them

  17. Adorable little one. I think by now you know how much my life is not complete with rice. My fav and its prepared with other wonderful ingredients. However I have not heard of some of the ingredients and I need to check the stores to see whether I can find the same over here.

  18. The baby is so gorgeous! That is a really cute expression. ๐Ÿ˜€ Loved the looks of the rice and beans dish too, although I’ve never in my life put beans and rice together. Sounds delicious!

  19. Adorable baby! Never gratuitous, in my honest opinion. Cuteness like that should be shared. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like everyone had fun and the rice looks delicious! How nice of Mr. mom to whip that up for you.

  20. You can include gratuitous baby shots anytime you like. That one elicited an immediate smile and an awwwww… ๐Ÿ™‚ Great rice & beans recipe, too!

  21. awwwww… what a cute baby!
    and your rice and beans look so filling and comforting ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. You are so kind! Helping friends with newborns out.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute baby! Totally loving this rice & beans dish, too. The ingredients are incredible! Have to try this!!

  23. Cute baby!

    • What a cute baby:) I love rice and beans such a comforting dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe and happy holidays:)


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