Coconut Rice with Black Beans

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  • Published Apr 26th
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings6
  • Calories190
Easy, delicious rice and bean dish that can be served as a main vegetarian course or side dish to Latin and Asian foods.

Coconut Rice with Black Beans Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Coconut Rice with Black Beans for 6 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Coconut Rice with Black Beans Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook25m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Coconut Rice with Black Beans, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Coconut Rice with Black Beans is about 25 minutes , and you can serve your Coconut Rice with Black Beans within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Coconut Rice with Black Beans easily:

  1. 1 Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the shallot, and cook until the shallot has softened and turned translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir until coated with the butter. Pour in the coconut milk and water; season with nutmeg. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, about 18 minutes. Stir in the black beans, and cook a few minutes until hot.


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Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 190 calories; 8 grams of fat; 27.2 grams of carbohydrates; 2.8 grams of protein; 5 milligrams of cholesterol; 19 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 10th 2011

    I'm not sure what the original recipe tastes like because I took liberty with it based on the reviews and on my own creativity. The version I came up with was awesome though! I made the fo ...

  2. Jul 16th 2011

    Nice side with spicy jerked chicken

  3. Mar 28th 2011

    Following an earlier recommendation, I added garlic to the recipe and it totally worked wonders. I substituted the butter with canola oil and the nutmeg with cinnamon which I've got to say m ...

  4. Mar 23rd 2011

    This was incredibly delicious and quick and easy to prepare. I added a tsp sugar, some fish sauce, celery, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper, as well as some chicken. Also used the full can o ...

  5. Mar 13th 2011

    My 5 star is based off my version of this recipe. I do not have a good pot for cooking rice so I microwaved mine. I used brown rice instead of jasmine and used the directions for the brow ...

  6. Feb 24th 2010

    Yummy, great way to have a rice dish that is filling all by itself......I added some salt & pepper, thyme and a clove of minced garlic, turned out really well with great flavor!! Thanks Kim!!

  7. Nov 17th 2009

    Yes, it can be bland, but coconut milk can be like that. I added; 4 minced cloves of garlic, 2 tsp of low sodium Chicken broth powder, 4 whole dried red peppers. It all worked out. You know ...

  8. Sep 27th 2009

    Even though this sounds exotic with the coconut milk, it's bland.

  9. Sep 22nd 2009

    Yum! This recipe reminds me a little of the black beans and rice I used to order at Bridgetown Grill in Atlanta, Ga. Thanks for posting it I will use this recipe over and over again.