Easy Coconut Rice and Beans
This is going to be your new favorite side dish. Originating in the Caribbean, this recipe uses coconut milk to give a uniquely sweet flavor to the rice. The beans provide enough protein to the dish to be a stand alone meal, however, it is also delicious accompanied with a flank steak or chicken.

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Cuisine: Caribbean
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Gathering

Ingredients
  • Bacon 4 Oz.
  • Large Onion 1
  • Garlic Cloves 4
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes 28 Oz.
  • 2 cans of red kidney beans 15.5 Oz.
  • Fresh cilantro 1 Bunch
  • Long-grain rice 3 Cups
  • 2 cans Coconut milk 14 Oz.
  • Water 1 Cup
  • Salt 4 Tbsp

Preparation
  1. Heat your 6.9 Qt IMUSA Caldero under medium high heat and cook bacon until slightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  2. Pour in the drained tomatoes, kidney beans, cilantro, rice and salt and mix gently until well blended. Add the coconut milk and water and mix again.
  3. Cover with lid and bring to high heat allowing it to come to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat and simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until rice is fully cooked.