Recipe By Mel
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 2 servings Calories 523.6

A really good rice recipe coming from Haiti. Easy and quick!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup white rice
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup canned kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt to taste
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 small onion

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine water, rice, coconut milk, kidney beans, thyme, and salt in a large pot. Stick cloves into onion and add to the pot. Bring to a boil; simmer, covered, until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Uncover and cook until remaining liquid is reduced, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 523.6
  • Carbohydrate 90 g
  • Fat 13.1 g
  • Fiber 7.1 g
  • Protein 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.9 g
  • Sodium 233.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g


  1. This had potential but was far too bland and did not taste like what I consider a "creole" recipe. It seems every time a recipe calls for coconut milk, the result is bland. There was only a hint of clove taste also. Maybe those should just be added directly with some finely diced onion? It - Read more ...
  2. Will def make again. Loved it instant family fave
  3. I was expecting to taste the coconut in this but the other flavors were too overwhelming and not in a good way. Nobody in the family was digging it and we are rice and bean eaters.
  4. I really thought this was good! I did make some changes following another review like adding different spices and I used some broth powder for some more taste. It's really good though. I like the cloves
  5. 1.27.17 I m not convinced that coconut milk is the right choice for creole rice but it did make it nice and creamy. I simply didn t care for the thyme in this recipe but admittedly this just could be a personal taste preference. When I think creole I think bold highly-seasoned food but this - Read more ...

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