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Easy Coconut Rice and Beans

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Coconut rice and beans? Yes, please…Rice and beans is a popular meal combination eaten in Nigeria. It is also popular in some part of West Africa too. I know of the Ghana waakye and the Hausa’s of the Northern part of Nigeria also have their own way of cooking it likewise.

Rice and beans is a very tasty, hearty and easy meal to make. For today’s recipe, I added coconut milk to my rice and beans to give it that bit of oomph. After all, the subtle flavour of coconut makes everything better. This meal can be eaten on its own and you can also add some other ingredients of choice to make it more to your taste. This easy coconut rice and beans can be eaten with fried stew or ofada stew. Add a little bit of that extra something to your everyday coconut rice and beans and make it more palatable. 

easy coconut rice and beans

Ingredients

Beans (picked)

Rice

Water

Coconut milk

Salt

Onion, chopped

Vegetable oil

Note: cook rice and beans simultaneously to make the job faster in the kitchen

How to cook coconut rice and beans

Wash beans clean, add to a pan and bring to boil till about 80% done. Decant the water and set aside

image of raw and cooked beans in a pressure pot

Wash and rinse rice clean till water runs clear and set aside

Add coconut milk to a pan and place on medium heat. Add the rice to the coconut milk and check for the coconut milk level. The liquid should be about 2 inches above the rice. Alternatively, use your preferred method of cooking rice. Once the rice is about 70% done, add the beans and check for water level. Add more coconut milk or water at this point to balance it out.

Add salt, vegetable oil and chopped onions to the rice and cover. Cover the pan with a lid. Reduce the heat to avoid burning and also keep an eye on it. Check for salt

how to cook rice and beans

Once the coconut rice and beans is done to your taste, mix it together till well combined and take it off the heat.

image of rice and beans with fried stew

Enjoy this easy coconut rice and beans on its own or with fried stew.

Coconut Rice and Beans

coconut rice and beans is a popular meal combination eaten in Nigeria; it is also popular in some part of West Africa too. This easy coconut rice and beans can be eaten on its own or with any other main dish of choice
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African, International
Keyword: coconut rice
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of beans picked
  • 2 cups of rice
  • Water
  • 400 g Coconut milk
  • Salt
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil substitute with coconut oil

Instructions

Note: cook simultaneously to make the job faster in the kitchen

  • Rinse beans clean, add to a pan, add enough water to cover and bring to boil till about 80% done. Decant the water and set aside
  • Wash and rinse rice clean till water runs clear and set aside
  • Add coconut milk to a pan and place on medium heat. Add the rice to the coconut milk (and water) and check for the coconut milk level. The liquid should be about 2 inches above the rice.
     Alternatively, use your preferred method of cooking rice. Once the rice is about 70% done, add the beans and check for water level. Add more coconut milk or water at this point to balance it out.
  • Add salt, vegetable oil and chopped onions to the rice and cover the pan with a lid. Reduce the heat to avoid burning and also keep an eye on it. Check for salt and adjust to taste
  • Once rice and beans is done to your taste, mix it together till well combined and take it off the heat.
  • Serve rice and beans alone or with mains of choice

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for this recipe , I made it last night and it was so nice. I’ll be making it again soon.

     

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