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Belizean Rice and Beans

Belizean Rice and Beans


"This is a traditional recipe for Belizean rice and beans. It is a staple in my country of Belize. Super delicious. The coconut milk gives it a very original flavor. It goes great with stew chicken and potato salad or cole slaw."
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9 h 50 m servings 168 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 78 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place kidney beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Drain.
  2. Transfer beans to a stockpot and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Add garlic to beans, reduce heat to low, and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Mix onion, red bell pepper, vegetable oil, salt, and black pepper into beans.
  3. Cook and stir rice in a saucepan over low heat until toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add coconut milk, water, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

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hello! I'm Belizean American myself Miss Kaeli. We have a slight variation to this recipe in my family, adding a little chopped cilantro and we use the green peppers not the red peppers that y...

Made it to go with Belizean stew chicken, but without the sweet pepper (either red or green) because my teenage boys don't love pepper. I did add just a bit of dried thyme. We just got back from...

I took it a different direction because I was worried it would be bland. I used chicken broth instead of water, added cumin, turamic, more liquid to the cooking rice, and added chicken (but the ...

It's missing flavor. It needs to be tweaked.

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