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Red Beans and Rice

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Red Beans and Coconut Rice

A sweet and tasty side dish that everyone will love!

Recipe difficulty best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Recipe safety best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Shopping List:

16 Ounces of Dry Red Beans

2 Cups of White Jasmine Rice

8 Ounces of Coconut Milk

2 Cloves of fresh Garlic

1 Sweat Onion

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Bunch of Fresh Cilantro

1 Tablespoon of Fresh Thyme

1 Tablespoon of Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon of Ground Black Pepper


Equipment Needed:

1 Large pot, at least 4 quarts in size d1_sm1.jpg

1 Colander or fine mesh strainer d1_sm1.jpg

1 Each measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup) d1_sm1.jpg

1 Each measuring spoons (tablespoon, teaspoon) d1_sm1.jpg

1 Cutting board d1_sm1.jpg

1 8-inch chefs knife d2 sm1

Prepare the Following Items:

Chop fine 2 cloves of garlic d2 sm1

Small dice 1 sweet onion d2 sm1

Small dice 1 red bell pepper d2 sm1

Pick 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme and chop fine d2 sm1

Chop 1 bunch of fresh cilantro d2 sm1

 Instructions:

1. In a large pot add 16 ounces (2 cups) of dried red beans, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 1 small diced sweet onion, 32 ounces (4 cups) of water and 1 pinch of kosher salt, and bring to a lite simmer. Cook beans until they are soft and cooked through with no bite left to them (should take about 1-1/2 to 2 hours).d2 sm1

2. When beans are finished cooking, strain through a colander or fine mesh strainer, reserving 1-1/2 cups of the liquid from the beans. d3 sm1

3. Return the cooked red beans to the pot along with 2 cups of Jasmine Rice. d2 sm1

4. Add to the pot 8 ounces (1 cup) of coconut milk, 12 ounces (1-1/2 cups) of reserved cooking liquid from the beans, 1 tablespoon of chopped thyme, and 1 small diced red pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat down to a very light simmer. Tightly cover pot with a lid or foil wrap and cook for 15 minutes.  Once cooked for 15 minutes remove pot from heat and let sit for 10 minutes - DO NOT UNCOVER POT YET. d2 sm1

5. Once pot has rested for 10 minutes, remove the cover, add 1 bunch of chopped cilantro and stir into rice and beans. Season with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper. d2 sm1

Notes/ Suggestions:

Rice and beans provide and excellent source of protein and can even work as a stand alone meal or mixed with your favorite type of meat.

 

 

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