Caribbean Rice and Beans

Rice and beans side dish made with coconut – a perfect Island recipe that is ready 20 minutes.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8
 

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

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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