Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
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.
- 1 cup dried kidney beans
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt and pepper
- 1 pinch thyme
- 2 cups white rice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil (to saute onion and garlic)
- 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.
- 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.