The perfect rice and beans recipe, a staple dish in Caribbean cuisine. Rice cooked in dried beans broth with spices. This dish is best served with vegetable stews, meat stews, seafood, and poultry.
Cooking Rice and Beans requires patience and fresh ingredients. The best way to have a winning recipe is by finding the best red beans brand. Whichever brand name you choose, the cooking process will also vary.
How to choose the best-dried beans
Beans, in general, contain a lot of nutrients that are useful to the body. There are no simple ways to figure out what the best dried beans are. Of course you can rely to friends and family experiences but finding a brand you like will take some time.
People in the Caribbean usually buy the Goya brand of beans because that’s what we are used to. We will try other brands by choice.
Beans are legumes and are a healthy diet choice.
It is true that we must make legumes part of our daily diet, and this is a good choice in my opinion.
Beans contain amino acids, the protein building blocks that the body uses to heal and make new tissues, such as bone, muscle, hair, skin, and blood.
Rice and beans recipes are great side dishes
There are many different ways to incorporate beans into your diets. Rice and Beans dish is an excellent choice to serve with Chicken in Creole Sauce or any meat sauce. To make this recipe, you can use either white rice or yellow rice.
Although the norm is to use yellow rice, good white rice will also taste great. Not every type of brand of rice makes great dishes when mixed with other ingredients. My preferred choice is Jasmine rice. There is no need to add a lot of water. Just enough water to cook the rice, and you are ready to go.
You can also choose to buy Carolina Rice or a similar type of rice. Yellow rice is also one of the best rice. Rice dishes are usually grainy when the proper water ratio is used.
You can either use red kidney beans or black beans. No matter what you choose to add, it will always be a great recipe.
Rice and Beans: adapted and updated. Recipe from My Favorite Recipes by Marie-Denise Celestin.
Originally published November 7, 2014 – updated to include additional content.