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Caribbean Rice and Beans

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Rice and beans side dish made with coconut – a perfect Island recipe that is ready 20 minutes.

Ingredients

2
cups flaked coconut
2
cups water
2
green onions, thinly sliced
1
garlic clove, minced
1/2
to 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon sugar
2
cups uncooked instant rice
1
(15.5-oz.) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed

Steps

  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine coconut and water. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Place strainer over 2-cup measuring cup. Pour coconut mixture into strainer; press out all liquid. Measure liquid and add water to make 2 cups. Discard coconut.
  • 2 Return coconut liquid to same saucepan. Stir in onions, garlic, thyme,salt and sugar. Bring to a boil. Add rice; cook 1 to 2 minutes or untilliquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Add beans; cook until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 In medium saucepan, combine coconut and water. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Place strainer over 2-cup measuring cup. Pour coconut mixture into strainer; press out all liquid. Measure liquid and add water to make 2 cups. Discard coconut.
  • 2 Return coconut liquid to same saucepan. Stir in onions, garlic, thyme,salt and sugar. Bring to a boil. Add rice; cook 1 to 2 minutes or untilliquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Add beans; cook until thoroughly heated.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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