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Caribbean Rice and Beans
From: Kristin Phillips

Lean Bean Cuisine:
Over 100 Tasty Meatless Recipes from Around the World
by Jay Solomon

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Lean Bean Cuisine by Jay Solomon
Serving Size : 4

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion -- diced
  • 1 carrot -- peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic -- minced
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper or other chili pepper -- seeded and minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice -- uncooked
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups red kidney beans, canned -- drained
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 t. dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion, carrot, garlic and Scotch bonnet pepper.
Saute over medium heat for about 7 minutes.
Stir in the rice, water, coconut milk, beans and seasonings.
cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
When the rice is done, transfer to a serving bowl.
Fluff the rice and serve hot.

Per serving:
586 Calories; 18g Fat (28% calories from fat); 15g Protein; 92g Carbohydrate; 1mg Cholesterol; 1305mg Sodium