"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."--George Miller

Caribbean Rice & Beans (African Bites) Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Caribbean Rice & Beans (African Bites), by , is from Allison's Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
ALLISON BROWN

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
¼ cup vegetable oil (or canola)
2-3 garlic clove , minced
½ medium onion , diced
2 teaspoons creole spice Homemade recipe here
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 sprig fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
13.5 oz can (1 3/4 cups) coconut milk
15.5 oz can red kidney beans , rinsed and drained
2 small bay leaves
salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
2 1/4 cups chicken broth or water (see notes)
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon (optional)
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper.
1 teaspoons paprika (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Wash rice until water runs clear. Drain water.
Heat a saucepan with oil. Then add onions, garlic, thyme, and hot pepper, sauté for about a minute.
Stir in rice to the pan, followed by beans for about 2 minutes, then add coconut milk, bay leaf, bouillon powder, creole spice, with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes or more. Stir occasionally from the sides to prevent burns , add more water if needed.
Adjust for salt and pepper. Discard bay leaves You have to stir occasionally to be preventing any burns.
Serve warm

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 mins
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe has been updated with pictures and suggestions
For a really moist rice and beans use 3 cups of water/broth . If you want your rice to look just like in the picture then use 2 cups water or broth
In the recipe I used paprika and creole salt to enhance the flavor of the rice. It’s not traditional, if it is tradition you are after then omit paprika and in place of creole salt use regular salt.
Feel free to switch the coconut milk with 2 cups of water

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

1W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!