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Brown Rice and Red Beans in Light Coconut Milk

red bowl with cooked brown rice and red beans with a coconut milk sauce

Ingredients

2 cups uncooked brown rice
4 cups water
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15-16-ounce) cans red beans
1 (13-ounce) can light coconut milk
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Salt
Pepper

Preparation 

  1. In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of brown rice to a boil in 4 cups of water, and then simmer for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a separate pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté until golden.

  3. When the rice is cooked through, add the sautéed onions and garlic, beans, coconut milk, and thyme to the rice pot. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer; cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, or until most of coconut milk is absorbed. 

  4. The mixture should be moist but not liquid. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Note: 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Oldways and shared with permission. Original published here: https://oldwayspt.org/recipes/brown-rice-red-beans-light-coconut-milk Sodium (salt) content of recipe varies based on how much salt is added when serving. For side dish, reduce portion size so that there are 12 servings/recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Servings per Recipe:
6.00
Calories
410.00
Fat
25.00
g
Sodium
25.00
mg
Total carbohydrates
72.00
g
Fiber
13.00
g
Protein
15.00
g
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