Belizean Rice and Beans

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Recipe by The Bad Cook

For my honeymoon, I went to Belize. As a vegetarian, I appreciated that every restaurant offered this dish. Besides being a complete protein, it tastes amazing and is simple to make! This version of the dish is credited to Elvi's Kitchen in Ambergris Caye.

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  1. Soak the beans overnight. Cook them in a pressure cooker (or stovetop if you have patience and time), with 5 cups of water. Make sure the beans are clean, because you will need to use the cooking water when you are done.
  2. In a large pot or dutch oven, saute the onion and garlic. Add the cooked beans and bean water, salt and pepper, and a pinch of thyme. Add the rice and coconut milk. Cover and cook over a low flame until rice is done. Make sure to stir it occasionally.

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