BBR (Brown Beans and Rice)

Arrisje Jackson


Suriname's food is an exotic mix of East Indian, Indian, Creole, Indonesian and Chinese cuisines with a touch of Caribbean thrown in; the cheapest eateries are warungs, Javanese food stalls serving fried noodle and rice dishes. This recipe BBR is the abbreviation of Brown Beans and Rice and very popular in Suriname and Holland. The most important ingredients in this dish is beans and meat. You can use all sorts of meats: beef, chicken, pork. This is a good dish where you can use your left over meat. My preference is chicken breast. If you like this recipe you can take a look @ my site


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20 Min
40 Min


  • 1/2 lb
    chicken breast
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 medium
    diced onion
  • 2 medium
    diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper
  • 1 large
    bouillon cube (knorr)
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed garlic
  • 2 sprig(s)
    bay leaves
  • 2 can(s)
    pinto beans
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 large
    english cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet soya sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 small
    tray of mushrooms

How to Make BBR (Brown Beans and Rice)


  1. Season and brown the meat with the paprika, black pepper, salt, and curry. When the meat is brown add the onion
  2. Add the bell pepper and garlic. When the onion is done add the tomatoes and mushrooms. Add a cup of chicken bouillon.1 bouillon cube, and the bay leaves. Add the rinsed beans, 1 tbsp of vinegar 1 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), simmer for 20 min.
  3. When you simmer the beans you should also cook the rice and make the pickeled cucumber. To make the pickled cucumber you slice the cucumber thin add 1 teaspoon of salt, let it sit for about 15 minutes. Squeeze the juice out of it. Then add 1 Tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon mustard and 1/2 Tablespoon of vinegar and pepper to taste.Put the bean meat mix over the cooked rice and eat with some pickled cucumber.

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About BBR (Brown Beans and Rice)

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #rice, #beans, #Suriname

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