Caribbean Rice and Beans

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

  • 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
  • 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
    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.
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