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What are some popular Puerto Rican rice and beans recipes?

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Goya's pink beans and rice and Jos�� Mend��n's Arroz Mamposteao are both popular Puerto Rican rice and beans recipes. Goya's simple recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare, while Mend��n's is more elaborate, with smoked sausage and an aioli topping.

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To make Goya's pink beans and rice, cook 2 tablespoons of sofrito, 1 packet of saz��n, 1/2 packet of chicken bouillon and 1/8 teaspoon of oregano in a saucepan over medium-high heat for one to two minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can of pink beans and 8 ounces of tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with adobo to taste and serve over 2 cups of rice.

Jos�� Mend��n's Arroz Mamposteao features a red bean stew with rice as a base, topped with smoked longaniza sausage and a simple aioli. To make the stew, saute 1 clove of garlic and 1 small onion until the onion is translucent. Add 2 tablespoons of sofrito and 1 tablespoon of recaito sauce and cook for one minute. Add 2 bay leaves, 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 1 packet of saz��n, 1 tablespoon of cilantro and 2 cans of large red beans and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature to low and cook for 30 minutes.

To make the aioli, mince 3 garlic cloves with 1/4 teaspoon of salt to form a paste. Whisk in 1 cup of mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and season with salt and white pepper.

Saute 1 clove of chopped garlic, 2 ounces of sausage, 1 tablespoon of sofrito and 1 tablespoon of cilantro for about a minute and a half, then add 4 cups of rice. Add the bean stew and 2 tablespoons of cooked calabaza. Garnish with cilantro and aioli, then serve.

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