Friday 27 September 2013

Caribbean Rice.

Sweet coconut and kidney bean Caribbean rice will bring taste of tropics to your palate


120g / 4 oz Basmati rice
60g / 2 oz precooked kidney beans
240 ml hot water
60 g / 2 oz freshly grated coconut (plus 1 tablespoon for garnishing)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 small red onion finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander


1. Wash the rice and soak it for 30 minutes in cold water.
2. Add oil in a large pan with a lid and wait for it to heat up.
3. Add the onion and sauté it for 2-3 minutes until it is translucent
4. Drain the rice and add it to the onions, sauté the rice for a couple of minutes until all the grains are coated in oil.
5. Add the coconut, pepper and salt to the rice together with the kidney beans and chillies.Mix the spices into the rice.
6. Add the hot water and bring the rice to boil. Reduce the heat to lowest setting, cover the rice and cook for 25 minutes.(Do not open the pan lid in this time)
7. After 25 minutes, open the lid all the water will be absorbed and rice should be cooked. Fluff up the rice with a fork.
8. Transfer the rice to a serving platter.Garnish the rice with the remaining coconut and fresh coriander.

Caribbean food is really delicious and you can get so many different variety of dishes. Why not check out this post about 10 dishes to eat in the Caribbean.

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  1. I love the use of coconut in the rice! This sounds very tasty and simple to make...

  2. Looks fantastic & delicious .. Nice click.. thanks for visiting my site & your lovely comment dear.. Added you in my blog roll ..thank you

  3. I made this for dinner last night and it was enjoyed by all the family! Thank you x

  4. I adore rice and this sounds delicious! thank you for sharing!

  5. I love easy recipes! Now I just need a good Caribbean jerk chicken recipe to match!

  6. We love coconut ANYTHING! Your rice looks so delicious!

  7. Looks yummy. Nice presentation

  8. I love this rice I hope to make son!!!xo

  9. Dear I put 2 of your meals in Pinterest in my boards Beauty food!
    The rice and other lovely cookies

  10. Rice and peas looks delicious and I love the bowl that it has been presented in.

  11. I've never had Carribean rice. Looks nice.

  12. That looks and sounds gorgeous. Can't wait to give it a go

  13. This sounds like a great twist on standard rice recipes.

  14. I've always wanted to make this - yum thanks

  15. A possible way to make myself like coconut :D I love kidney beans in rice and so I think this should work for me! Lovely post...

  16. Looks delicious, i'm definitely trying this one!

  17. Replies
    1. Rice coconut and beans, lovely, will give it a try

  18. This sounds absolutely delicious! I must try this at once. Thanks for the recipe

  19. Interesting.. It looks so much like Indian Pulao..
    I love such simple meals and will make it soon. My hubby loves any dish with rajma.


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