Black Beans and Rice
(Haitian Style: Diri ak Pwa Nois)
Recipe type: Main
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups dry black beans
- 2 cups parboiled rice / brown rice
- 8 cups of water
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bulb shallot, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- cup uncooked long grain white rice
- 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (optional)
- 1 tablespoon pink Himalayan salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 scotch bonnet/habanero chile pepper
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 stalks green onion
How to make it:
- Place beans in a large pot, and cover with 3 inches of water approx 3 cups. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, or until tender.
- Drain, reserve broth for rice.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute shallot, onions, green onions, bell pepper and garlic until fragrant.
- Stir in cooked beans.
- Measure reserved liquid, and add water to equal 5 cups; stir into pot. Season with spices
- Stir in the uncooked rice add in sprigs of thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper on top, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Remove thyme, parsley, and scotch bonnet pepper to serve.
To reduce cooking time, let beans soak overnight.