Rice & Beans (Haitian Style)


What to expect? Prep time: 10mns Cooking: 25mns Difficulty level: Easy

What you need?


  • 15 oz can of drained & rinsed kidney beans
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bulb shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme


  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 1 scotch bonnet chile pepper

What to do?

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Saute shallot and garlic until fragrant.
  • Stir in cooked beans, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Season with bay leaves, adobo seasoning, salt, pepper, and cloves.
  • Add 2 cups of water; stir into skillet.
  • Place sprigs of parsley and thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper on top.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add uncooked rice.
  • Let it cook uncovered until it is almost dry and you can see the rice (18-20minutes)
  • Reduce heat, cover.
  • Remove thyme, parsley, and scotch bonnet pepper to serve.

Delices Creoles’ twitst:

  • Add bacon right after the beans for more flavor.
  • Serve with sliced avocado 

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