Mamposteao Ricewith Jamonilla® and Vegetables

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Mamposteao Ricewith Jamonilla® and Vegetables

  • 30 min
  • 4 people


  • 7 oz Tulip Jamonilla®
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 0.25 cup Cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup canned pink beans or seasoned beans
  • 4 cups white rice (preferably day-old)
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Arroz Mamposteao, or Mamposteao Rice, is a traditional Puerto Rican dish with rice and beans. Every Puerto Rican kitchen has its own version, but they all have rice and pink or red beans in common. What varies is the ratios of onions, bell peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and, in some cases, ham and chorizo.

In this version, we use onion, green bell pepper, Jamonilla®, cilantro, garlic, and rice and beans. This meal is a satisfying way to turn leftovers into a wholesome meal. The Jamonilla® makes preparation short and sweet as it only demands some simple chopping. 


Difficulty: Easy



If you don’t have any leftover rice start by cooking the rice according to the cooking instructions on the package – preferably a couple of hours before making the mamposteao rice.


  • Chop the bell pepper and onion and mince the garlic. 
  • Dice the Jamonilla® into squares. 

Bring the mamposteao rice together 

  • Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. 
  • Fry the Jamonilla® over medium heat until golden, then add the vegetables and cook until they soften. 
  • Add the beans and the white rice. 
  • Fry for about 5 minutes – stirring occasionally.  
  • Serve the dish hot with freshly chopped cilantro. 
  • Enjoy! 

Serving suggestions 

Rice mamposteao pairs well with other Puerto Rican dishes or a simple onion and tomato salad. 



Add a can of diced tomatoes or tomato puree to make the Mamposteao rice come nicely together. If you want an even more flavorful dish, simply add spices such as cumin, paprika, oregano, chili powder, onion powder, or garlic powder. 

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