Jamaican Rice and Beans

This amazing combination of rice and beans cooked with herbs in a coconut broth is incredibly easy to make and nothing short of delicious.

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ peeled small diced sweet onion
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup small diced ham
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 ½ cups long grain rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 15 ounce can drained and rinsed dark red kidney beans
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium-size sauce pot add in the butter and cook the onions and garlic over medium-low heat until very lightly browned.
  2. Stir in the ham and cook for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add in the rice, coconut milk, chicken stock, and fresh thyme and mix until combined and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Next, turn the heat down to low and add a lid to the pot and cook for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked.
  5. Using a fork mix around the rice to break up any big chunks and then gently stir in the beans, salt, and pepper until combined, and serve.

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