Coconut Rice and Beans

April 08, 2022

Coconut Rice and Beans is an easy and flavorful side dish that brings a fun tropical flair to your meal.


Coconut Rice and Red Beans
  • 2 cups Grace Coconut Milk (Buy Now)
  • 8 oz. Dried kidney beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 green Scotch bonnet chilli, pierced with a paring knife
  • 2 cups long grain white rice


              • In a large saucepan, cover the beans with water, season liberally with salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring, until tender, about 40 minutes. Drain the beans in a colander and return the pan to medium heat.
              • Heat the oil in the pan and then stir in the garlic and scallions and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Return the beans to the pan, add the coconut milk and chile, and bring to a simmer. Cook the beans, stirring, until the coconut milk is reduced and thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse the rice in a sieve under cold water until the water runs clear, and then drain.
              • Stir the rice and 2 cups water into the pan and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and cook, undisturbed, until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover the rice and season with salt and pepper before serving.
              • Enjoy
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