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Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans

Ingredients

3 and 1/2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup boiled ham, coarsely chopped
1 fresh hot pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 strips of bacon, coarsely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
kosher salt to taste
1 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups long grain rice
1 cup cooked small red beans or kidney beans

 

  • Pour 1/2 cup coconut milk into a heavy sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
  • Add the ham, bacon, hot pepper, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro and salt to taste.
  • Cook, stirring over low heat for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture is well blended.
  • Stir in the rice, beans and the remaining 3 cups of coconut milk.
  • Stir gently, then cover and cook over low heat until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Servings

6

Prep

30 min

Cook

10 min

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Skill Level

Easy