Rice & Beans (Haitian Style)

Rice & Beans (Haitian Style)


"This recipe for rice and beans is so delicious! I have adapted it from the traditional Haitian style of making rice and beans. The scent and taste of the cloves make the dish! Serve with avocado on the side and you'll want it every night of the week!"


2 h 15 m servings 341 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 11.7 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 975 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place beans in a large pot, and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Drain, reserving liquid.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute shallot and garlic until fragrant. Stir in cooked beans, and cook for 2 minutes. Measure reserved liquid, and add water to equal 5 cups; stir into skillet. Stir in the uncooked rice. Season with bay leaves, adobo seasoning, salt, pepper, and cloves. Place sprigs of parsley and 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.
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  1. 91 Ratings


This is so good! I don't usually like Red Beans & Rice but I really like this. My local Walmart didn't have the scotch bonnet, he said to substitute a habanero, but I settled for a jalapeno, sli...

Used a 15 oz can of drained & rinsed kidney beans and reduced the amount of water to 1 1/2 cups and it was perfect! Used an African adobo spice mix which contains a bit more heat. Served with a ...

this taste just like my mother's recipe! i never got it from her since she cooks from memory like most great mother chefs do!! the scotch bonnet pepper gave it the zip i needed and this recipe i...