Let’s Try Vegan! 25-Day Nutrition Challenge

Black Beans and Rice

(Haitian Style: Diri ak Pwa Nois)

Recipe type: Main

Cuisine: Vegan

Serves: 8

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Drain, reserve broth for rice.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute shallot, onions, green onions, bell pepper and garlic until fragrant.
  4. Stir in cooked beans.
  5. Measure reserved liquid, and add water to equal 5 cups; stir into pot. Season with spices
  6. Stir in the uncooked rice add in sprigs of thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper on top, and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. Remove thyme, parsley, and scotch bonnet pepper to serve.

To reduce cooking time, let beans soak overnight.

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