Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans

Recipe by Debbie R.
READY IN: 28mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    bay leaf (or 1 tsp. peeled and minced fresh garlic) (optional)
  • 1 12
    cups short-grain rice (or long-grain...particularly jasmine)
  • 12
    cup cooked beans (moist kidney, pinto, pink or black beans)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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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