Rice and Peas

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound dry red kidney beans
  • 1 whole coconut
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 scallion, crushed
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rice
Directions

Wash beans and soak overnight in water.

Remove coconut from husk and finely grate. Add water and squeeze through a strainer. Set aside the coconut and coconut milk.

In a stock pot, add oil and heat. Add beans, garlic and onion. When beans are cooked, add the coconut milk, scallion, thyme, salt, pepper and bring to a boil.

Add the rice and stir with a fork so beans are evenly distributed throughout rice. Add butter. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

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