Coconut Rice with Red beans

Joanna Gotwald

By
@Furkidlover

I have been making this recipe for a long time and I love it. Everything cooks together and ready at the same time it is full of wonderful robust flavor.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

RED BEAN MIXTURE

1 1/2 c
diced onions
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes or 1 fresh chile, minced
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/8 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1 can(s)
(28 oz can) diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
(28 oz can) red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 bunch
scallions, sliced

COCONUT RICE MIXTURE

1 1/2 c
white rice
1/2 tsp
turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
vegetable oil
1 1/2 c
water
3/4 c
coconut milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE COCONUT RICE:
Rinse and drain the rice. In a saucepan on medium-high heat, saute the rice,turmeric,and salt in the oil for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Add the water and coconut milk, bring to a boil,cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid absorbed,15 to 20 minutes.
2
FOR THE RED BEANS:
While the rice is cooking, in a saucepan on medium heat saute the onions in the oil for 3 or 4 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, sprinkle with kosher salt, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the thyme, allspic, tomatoes and beans, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occassionally.
3
NOTE: January-28-12, This time I added some chichi/garbanzo beans to the mix and it was very tastey. I also used one regular size can (about 10 oz) of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilie's and one small can (about 12 oz) of diced tomatoes.
4
NOTE #2: November 30, 2015 - Today I changed two things in the recipe to make it slightly different. In the rice I added about a 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon and to the beans I added 1 heaping tablespoon of smooth peanut butter. It was really good and blended well with the tomato and bean mixture.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #coconut, #rice, #Dish, #beans, #red, #main