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rice and beans

Rice and Beans

If you do not like beans when it is
cooked alone like inBeans
Porridge, then you need to try
the rice and beans recipe.
One way to reduce the flatulence
or indigestion associated with
beans is to cook it with another
staple and the rice and beans
recipe is one of such recipes.
Rice - 2 cigar cups | 500g
Beans - 1 cigar cup | 250g
Tomato Sauce or 40g of
tinned tomato puree
Vegetable Oil
Chicken or Fish
Pepper and salt - to taste
Onions - 2 medium sized
Seasoning – 2 Maggi/Knorr
cubes & Thyme (1 teaspoon)
Before you cook Rice and
1. Wash and soak the beans
for about 5 hours. Discard
the water and rinse the
2. Put the beans in a pot,
pour some water and set
to boil.
3. Once the beans starts
boiling, turn off the heat,
throw away the water and
wash again. These steps
will help minimize the
indigestion associated with
beans for most people.
4. Fry the tinned tomato
puree if you do not have
already made tomato
Cooking Directions
1. Now cook the beans till
tender and set aside.
2. Parboil the rice using the
method detailed in
Parboiling Rice for Cooking
Rice and Beans.
3. Meanwhile, cook the
chicken till tender using
chopped onions, 1
teaspoon of thyme and 2
cubes of seasoning. If you
will rather use fish, boil the
fish for 5 minutes using
the same amount of
seasoning. Fry or grill the
chicken or the fish and set
4. Now, pour the chicken /
fish stock into a pot big
enough to accommodate
the rice and beans, bearing
in mind that the rice will
rise some more.
5. Leave to boil, then add
some tomato sauce, the
parboiled rice and the
cooked beans. Check that
the water level is just less
than the level of the rice
and beans.
6. Add pepper and salt to
7. Stir, cover the pot and
cook with medium heat till
the water is dry.
Serve with the fried chicken or
fish andfried plantain.

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