Haitian Diri Ak Pwa (Rice and Beans)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Debbie R.

This is from whats4eats.com. Moros y Christianos is made in different ways throughout the Caribbean. What follows is the Haitian version. The butter plays off really well against the creaminess of the kidney beans. Instead of a scotch bonnet, you could use Tabasco's chipotle sauce.

Top Review by missgnomer

I've been trying to find a recipe for the rice and beans I ate 3x a day while on a mission trip in Haiti. This recipe comes really close. It's quick and easy to make and it's delicious! I'll definitely be making this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper; sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, beans, herbs, and scotch bonnet (if using). Simmer for 5-10 minutes to meld flavors.
  2. Stir in the rice, stock or water, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15-18 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let set covered for another 5-10 minutes. Then stir lightly with a fork and serve.

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