You can make authentic Puerto Rican Beans using a rice cooker. And yes, they taste amazing.
Before we continue, please read everything because not all rice cookers are the same.
Thanks to our friends at Hamilton Beach you are going to learn how to make a delicious Rice Cooker Puerto Rican beans recipe using a rice cooker.
I was given this Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker to review it and test it out and let me tell you I sure did!
Creating delicious meals in appliances is our thing because they help cut back time in the kitchen which I love.
This rice cooker Puerto Rican beans recipe or Habichuelas Guisada is so delicious and sweet to taste.
You will fall in love with the Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker and the stewed bean recipe, I guarantee it!
But before we get into creating this delicious Puerto Rican stewed bean recipe let’s take a look at Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker and its features, shall we?
Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker Review
This Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker is steady and heavy which surprised me. Compared to my previous rice cooker, the Hamilton Beach is solid.
Once you open you will be able to see the attachment it comes with:
- A rice rinse basket or steam basket (4 – 20 cup capacity)
- Rice cup
As you can see the inside is good quality too! It has a nonstick pot, my friend!
One important thing to remember is that this Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker you can make a variety of foods.
Grains, hot cereals and yes, you can even cook your favorite packaged rice mix without boiling water or set a timer.
Now, with these Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker is well great for oatmeal and grits and one of my favorite Cream of Wheat cereal!
Another great thing I love about this rice cooker is that you can meal plan easier. You can set it and have your meal ready later.
Once the meal is done it automatically shifts to Warm.
You can purchase this rice cooker on Amazon when you click this link.
Now, for those who love to cook rice and beans, this is gadget is for you. You see, as a Puerto Rican who loves to cook her native dishes but don’t have much time this rice cooker works for you.
I made this Abichuela Guisada or Puerto Rican Stewed beans using the Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker and you will see that this rice cooker is not just for rice!
We also made white rice to go with it too!
How to Make Rice Cooker Puerto Rican Beans
Now that we went over the amazing features of this rice cooker and seriously it even makes Avena, it's time to learn how to make this delicious Puerto Rican bean recipe famous in the island.
What I love about this stewed bean recipe is that is sweet and has sweet plantains in them.
If this is your first time making Puerto Rican beans know that this method is the easy way to make it because you won't mess it up.
Also, you can add whatever your heart desires when it comes to vegetables and meat.
I mean you can add ham, carrots, sausage, chicken, you name it.
One thing I advise is to make sure you taste it and add seasoning to your liking.
Now, this Puerto Rican beans we didn't add any salt at all, and the reason why is because of the ingredients.
Rice Cooker Habichuela Guisada Ingredients
For this rice cooker bean recipe you are going to use the following ingredients:
- Olive oil
- packet of Sazon
- Chicken Flavor Bouillon (you can use packets too)
- can of tomato sauce
- stewed tomatoes
- can of beans or two (we used pink beans)
- cloves of garlic
- bay leaf
- Vienna Sausage
- large onion
- ripe plantain
- dry basil or fresh sweet basil
- Salt & pepper
If you are interested in making homemade sazon, you can click this link to learn how to make GMO-free, no fillers, sazon.
Once again, I want to make sure that you taste your recipe and to add whatever your little heart desire including hot sauce!
Now that you have your ingredients gathered let's create this rice cooker strewed bean recipe.
How to use Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker to Make Beans
Making stewed beans using a rice cooker is different than any other way because it is going to take about 45 minutes to be done.
This seriously allows me to set the rice cooker and work on other things around the home and by the time it's done it is dinner time.
See how this works!
You set the timer and your dinner will be done by dinner time.
How To Make Beans Using a Rice Cooker
To make stewed beans follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Set your Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker to Heat/Simmer (we pressed 15 minutes).
Step 2 – You are going to add olive oil, onions, garlic and sofrito and mix it very well.
Step 3 – Add the tomato sauce, can of stewed tomatoes, the chicken bouillon, beans, and bay leaf and mix well.
Step 4 – Once is mixed well add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
Step 5 – In about two minutes or three close the rice cooker lid.
Step 6 – On your Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker press the White Rice button (45 minutes).
Step 7 – Once it is done, serve!
Your Rice Cooker Puerto Rican Stewed Beans are done and my friend you are going to taste sweetness!
You can serve this with Instant Pot white rice or eat it alone, to be honest!
Puerto Rican Beans Recipe
Now that you know how to make this Rice Cooker Puerto Rican Beans it is time to print the recipe!
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- 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of Sofrito
- 1 packet of Sazon
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons of Chicken Flavor Bouillon (you can use packets too)
- 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 14 oz of stewed tomatoes
- 1 can of beans (we used pink beans)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cups of water
- 1 can of Vienna Sausage, diced
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 large ripe plantain, cut into thin pieces
- 2 large potatoes, diced
- 1 teaspoon of basil (we used fresh sweet basil)
- Salt & pepper to taste
Set your Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker to Simmer
Add olive oil, onions, garlic, and sofrito and mix together.
After a few minutes, add the tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, the chicken bouillon, beans, and bay leaf and mix well.
Let it heat up and mix well for about 2 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Close the lid and press White Rice (45 minutes)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 459mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
This calculations might not be accurate.
Your turn: When it comes to rice cooker Puerto Rican beans what are your thoughts? What do you think of the Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker?
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