Nava's Jamaican-Inspired Red Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Nava Atlas. One half teaspoon of thyme indicated in original recipe was replaced with fresh cilantro. (Sorry, I don't care for thyme.) Adzuki beans are available both dried and canned.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Sautè the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the rice, drained beans, coconut milk and thyme if using.
  3. Bring to a simmer then cover and cook over low heat until most of the coconut milk has evaporated, about 15 minutes. (The mixture should be moist but not watery.).
  4. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.


Most Helpful

This is really good. I love adzuki beans and didn't even know my store carried them canned! I used cilantro and doubled the amount. Will be making this again. Made for ZWT 9.

Outta Here August 02, 2013

This was so good, all the right flavors.

madamekrista November 08, 2009

This is tasty and super easy and quick- great for a weeknight meal. I used thyme. I liked it but thought that overall it was a tad bit bland. I would make it again with some adjustment to the seasoning. Thanks for posting!

VegSocialWorker August 28, 2008

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