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    Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    28 mins

    3 mins

    25 mins

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 3 cups coconut milk
    • 1 bay leaf (or 1 tsp. peeled and minced fresh garlic) (optional)
    • 1 1/2 cups short-grain rice (or long-grain...particularly jasmine)
    • salt
    • 1/2 cup cooked beans (moist kidney, pinto, pink or black beans)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine coconut milk, bay leaf (or garlic) if you're using it, and rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add some salt, lower heat to low and cover. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to ensure it doesn't scorch.
    2. 2
      Uncover. Cook, stirring over low heat, until rice is tender and mixture is creamy, about 15 minutes. At about the 10-minute mark, stir in beans. If liquid evaporates before rice is done, stir in water (about 1/2 cup at a time), and cook until done.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 04, 2013

      55

      This was great! I was careful to check liquid levels based on other reviews, but everything was fine! I used different proportions than called for: half the rice and coconut milk but a whole can of black beans. Also, I added salt and a bit of hot pepper. made for ZWT9

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    • on August 30, 2013

      55

      Mmmmm, this was very good! I loved the creaminess of the rice and the combo of flavors going on. I used black beans. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT9, for the Gourmet Goddesses.

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    • on August 19, 2013

      55

      Very good! I made this in a rice cooker with no problems- I'd definitely recommend it because it saves so much time and effort. Instead of subbing one for the other, I used both the bay leaf and garlic. I loved the flavor; the rice was cream from the coconut milk, savory from the black beans, and earthy from the bay leaf. Served with Cuban chicken, but I'm thinking this dish would be great alongside all kinds of Latin food, Indian food, and even Thai food.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (244 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1061.0
     
    Calories from Fat 329
    31%
    Total Fat 36.6 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 34.4 g
    172%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 80.6 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 177.4 g
    59%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 114.3 g
    457%
    Protein 7.4 g
    14%

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    beans

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