Rice and Beans is a simple, but nutritious dish. Although it's considered a poor man's dish when prepared plain with water and no entrée, it can be quite an exquisite meal when prepared with herbs and coconut milk as in this recipe and served with an entrée
Boil beans until tender with garlic, onion, and pig's tail. (Or use pressure cooker)
Season beans with black pepper, thyme, and salt.
Add coconut milk. Stir and taste. Let boil.
Add clean rice to seasoned beans. Stir, then cover. Cook until water is absorb or rice is tender.
If necessary, add more water gradually until rice is tender.
1 lb beans 450g
1/2 tsp pepper 2ml
1/2 tsp thyme 2ml
1 tsp salt 5ml
2 plugs garlic (crushed)
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 can coconut milk
2 lbs rice 900g
1 small pig's tail or salted beef (optional, trim fat)
6-8 cups water
Slow Cooker Rice & Beans
Rice and Beans is one of Belize's staple dishes. Many have trouble making this dish because they don't know the correct temperature or liquid to solid ratio. In this video, I teach how to make this dish in the slow cooker or Crockpot from start to finish. This recipe is so simple, even a child can make it.