Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Hi Leanne, beans and rice are a perfect match and the ultimate comfort food, too. Drain the bean liquid into a large measuring cup, reserve beans. From South, Central and North America to the Caribbean to Africa, Europe, and Asia, you will be sure to find some version of beans & rice. Add onion, garlic and red pepper flakes. Delicious! Caribbean Coconut Rice and Beans. However, you can cook beans straight from dry, it will simply mean a much longer cooking time. I don’t want gluggy rice. I hope you give it a try! As prevalent as it is, I’ve never had beans and rice together! Pour in the entire can of coconut milk(the creamy stuff, too) and chicken broth. But it looks so filling and comforting. This recipe turns out perfectly every time for me, and for everyone that has given feedback. Which is pretty amazing when you think of it, and proof of what a vitally nutritious and sustaining combo beans & rice really are. Slow Cooker Rice and Beans is the perfect side dish or vegetarian meal you can make in the crockpot with just a few ingredients. This looks amazing. Love those little dishes too…they’re ADORABLE!! Finally, both beans, when dried, and rice, will keep for long periods after harvest and they don’t require refrigeration. (For Friday Favorites we spotlight past recipes that you may have missed, this CrockPot Coconut Rice and Beans would be a delicious week day meal! Your email address will not be published. Tried this recipe? Hi Marieke, hope you give it a try if you love these flavours, you will not regret! When I spotted this recipe for CrockPot Coconut Rice and Beans from 365 Days of Slow Cooking, the first ingredient I noticed was the coconut milk. Tip for best rice: rinse the rice thoroughly (until the water runs clear) to remove starch, before adding to the slow cooker. Check out this article for more info. Because this is a slow cooker recipe, I was concerned that the rice would be overcooked before the beans were fully cooked. Consider this your new I don’t feel like cooking but I want … First, it’s a highly nutritious combo. I love how flavorful this recipe is and that it’s cooked in the slow cooker. Per Stephanie O'Dea Red beans MUST be boiled on the stovebefored being added to the slow cooker to kill a possible toxin that occurs naturally. . For this recipe, I did soak the beans. It’s a delicious side dish for so many meals, like the Jerk Chicken that I shared with you last week, but also just a tasty meal all by itself. Hi Andrea, yes the slow cooker is so perfect for rice & beans. Hi Elaine, Caribbean flavours are really wonderful. There are way too many to list here, but, you can bet that there is a combo of beans and rice in every culture in the world. This is a Stephanie O'Dea Slow Cooker recipe and it is very easy way to make delicious Caribbean Red Beans and Rice. 57 g Bring to a boil, and boil for 10-15 minutes. The coconut milk gives the rice … https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/172150/coconut-rice-with-black-beans But if your box/can of beans lists any ingredients other than beans and water, you will want to drain the beans from their liquid and adjust the amount of water needed. Can’t wait to get enough beans to go all in! I agree, Dawn, beans & rice are a true comfort food. "These are some killer beans. In the morning drain the water and dump the beans in a large pot of fresh water. Love coconut and love red beans. Using the bean liquid gives your dish a distinctive pinkish hue that is associated with Caribbean rice and beans. This tradition goes back to the African slaves, who were brought to Jamaica to work on sugar plantations. I hope you enjoy this recipe, its delicious! Thanks Sheenam, it’s a delicious dish and so easy to make. Slow cooker recipes your family will love. I hope you make this recipe, it’s a delicious starting point for your exploration! Alternatively you can cook dried beans first and use them in the recipe along with their cooking liquid. https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/crockpot-coconut-rice-and-beans-recipe Nobody wants gluggy rice, and I have just added a tip, thanks to your comment. ". They made this version of African Waakye with coconut milk and spices every Sunday, their one day free of work, and usually gathered together with family and neighbours to eat. 1 box (13.4 oz) kidney beans with their liquid (use a brand of beans without added salt or other ingredients, see cooking notes), 1 can (13.5 oz) light coconut milk, unsweetened, 2 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed well and drained, 3 scallions (green onions or spring onions), washed and trimmed, cut in half, 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 whole, uncut Scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, 1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled and left whole (optional).