18 diciembre 2012

Black Beans rice with coconut

Rice is the base of Dominican cuisine, that's why we always try to add some extra flavors, at some part of our country they used a lot of coconut, when you add coconut milk to this rice,,, the result its absolutely awesome!!!

  • 4 cups of rice
  • 3 cups of boiled black beans
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 4 teaspoons of tomato paste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green peppers
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon mashed garlic
  • 1/4 cup of chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped coriander/cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 12 pitted olives cut into halves
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in an iron pot and add the cilantro, celery, garlic, olives, thyme, peppers, oregano and salt.
  2. Stir while adding the tomato paste. Add beans, also while stirring.
  3. Once well heated, add the water and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the rice and stir regularly removing as much as you can of the rice that sticks to the bottom.
  5. When all the water has evaporated cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over very low heat.
  6. Wait 15 minutes, uncover, add the remaining oil and stir.
  7. Move the rice from the bottom to the top so it cooks uniformly.
  8. Cover again and wait another 5 minutes.
  9. The rice should be firm but tender inside.
  10. If necessary, cover and leave another 5 minutes on very low heat.