1 8 oz. can of red kidney beans

3 cups of parboiled long grain rice

1/2 cup of cubed carrots

1/2 cup of Chinese celery chopped

1 onion sliced

1 habanero pepper

4 cups coconut milk

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1/2 cup green onions

1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger

1 teaspoon fresh ground garlic

1 teaspoon green seasoning (optional)

1 bunch of thyme

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice powder

1/2 tablespoon salt (adjust)


Wash and drain your can of beans. Set aside. Wash and drain your rice. Set aside.

Heat a large pot on the stove on medium heat. Add the oil. Once the oil is hot add onions. Sauté until just translucent. Add in the pepper (do not cut unless you want heat), ginger, garlic and green seasoning. Let this fry for 2 minutes.

Add in the rice, beans, green onions, celery and carrots. Mix and let this fry for at least 4-5 minutes. You want it to just start sticking to the pot. NOT burning. Add in the allspice and salt.

Add in the coconut milk and your bunch of thyme. Once this starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low. Cover and leave it alone for 30 minutes. If you open the lid all the steam will be let out.

After 30 minutes, you can remove the cover and stir. Test the texture of the rice, if it needs more cooking, cover it back and leave it for a few more minutes. Taste to make sure it does not need more salt.

Remove from the heat when finish and serve with Jerk Chicken and fried plantains.


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One thought on “Beans & Rice

  1. Henry

    That Rice dish looks AWESOME! The series of pictures make it really great to follow and great shots as well as is the Slideshow. Lots of neat features put into the blog presentation. Actually enjoy that I can download the recipe in a PDF file to later easily look at and store for quick viewing. Another dish for the Menu soon…. as that Coconut Milk make that dish looks great. Hopefully i can wow the ladies with my cooking thanks to you.


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