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easy coconut rice and beans
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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


  • 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


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