Belizean Rice and Beans

Belizean Rice and Beans are a true staple of many Belizean meals.

Many people say you can live on rice and beans alone…  Nutritionally, that might be almost true.  Rice and beans together form a complete protein, allowing your body to gain much more protein than if they were eaten individually.  In Belizean food, rice and beans are a staple component of many meals especially meals with a meat and coleslaw… for example: stewed chicken, rice and beans, and coleslaw.

This recipe starts by making, or having on hand: Belizean stewed beans.

Belizean Rice and Beans

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Yields: enough for 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2lb Belizean Stewed Beans (this is half of the recipe we have for stewed beans)
  • 3 cups white Rice
  • 6 cups liquid (we recommend 2 cups water, 2 cups of liquid from the stewed beans, and 2 cups coconut milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Make 1/2 of a Belizean stewed beans recipe (see our recipe).
  2. Place all ingredients in a pot on the stove and stir. Bring to a rapid simmer, turn down the heat to a simmer, cover at a gentle simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes take the cover off the pot, stir, and serve.

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