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red beans and rice

Recipe by
Stephanie Garvin-Owsley
Brooklyn, NY

Love this recipe. You can use either red kidney beans or pigeon peas. Parboil rice makes it easier to cook.

yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For red beans and rice

  • 3 c
    3 cups of rice(i like parboil)
  • 1 can
    1 can either kidney beans or pigeon peas
  • 5 clove
    5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1
    1 uncut scotch bonnet pepper
  • 3 sprig
    3 scallions(cut off ends near root)
  • 1 can
    1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 sprig
    fresh thyme

How To Make red beans and rice

  • 1
    Add beans or peas to the pot along with garlic
  • 2
    Add your coconut milk, rice, salt, black pepper and thyme to the mix
  • 3
    Crush the scallion (do not chop) and add this and the uncut scotch bonnet pepper,the pepper remains uncut so as to not make the rice spicy, just give it a subtle peppery flavor.
  • 4
    Rice and Peas should be ready after about 40 minutes (exact cooking time will depend on the brand of rice used).
  • Jamaican Red beans and rice...mmmm
    ENJOY!! <3