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peruvian bean stew

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Klara Wahlster
Charlottesville, VA

I actually thought of this after watching a documentary on a Peruvian prison where the inmates were served white rice, lima beans, and red onions on top. Consequently, this dish is incredibly cheap to make. With a couple of luxury additions, this dish was born -- a spicy, tangy, hearty dish even for the non-vegetarian.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For peruvian bean stew

  • 1 1/2 c
    lima beans, frozen
  • 2 c
    chicken stock, or hearty vegetable stock
  • 4 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 3 clove
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sriracha sauce, or garlic chili sauce of your choosing
  • 1/4 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/4 md
    onion, red
  • 1/2 c
    feta cheese

How To Make peruvian bean stew

  • 1
    NOTE: This is best served with steamed white rice, so if, like myself, you have a rice cooker, start that up first thing and cook up about 1 cup of white rice. In a small pot, add chicken broth, 3 tbsp of the lime juice, and about one cup of water. Bring to a boil, add beans, wait till water is boiling again, and then cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 8-10 minutes. Before draining, reserve 1/4 cup of cooking liquid. Drain beans.
  • 2
    While beans are boiling, chop up onion into small pieces.
  • 3
    In a large skillet, add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add 3 cloves of finely chopped garlic. Keep heat on medium, avoid burning garlic. After about 5 minutes, add beans and increase heat. Give the beans some time to cook off excess liquid, around 10 mins or so. Add sriracha sauce and salt and pepper to taste -- mix thoroughly.
  • 4
    Add reserved liquid and remaining lime juice back into the pan, and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow most of the liquid to boil off -- about 5 mins. Add evaporated milk and mix very well.
  • 5
    After one or two minutes, remove from heat, add 1/2 cup of plain, crumbled feta or other mild, solid, salty goat or sheep's cheese (i.e. queso blanco) and mix constantly until slightly melted.
  • 6
    Garnish with onions, serve over rice.