Pois Et Riz Collees (Beans and Rice, Haitian National Dish)

Ingredients

1 cup dry red kidney beans (I prefer the smaller dark red beans, but you can also use
10 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preparation

1
Boil the beans in 10 cups water, until tender, but still firm, not mushy.
2
Remove the beans, saving the water.
3
Fry the beans in the oil; season liberally, to taste, with Lawry's salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
4
Add 2 cups raw Uncle Ben's long grain rice to the reserved cooking water, adding additional water to total 4 1/4 cups;
5
Add the beans, and bring to boiling.
6
Cover tightly and cook over low heat until all the water is absorbed, about 1 hour.
7
For gratin (crusty rice on the bottom of the pot), lower heat and cook ten minutes longer.
8
Dish out the cooked rice and beans into a serving bowl.
9
Scrape the crisped gratin from the bottom of the pot and serve over the rice and beans.

 



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Recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd. You can also increase the amount of beans in proportion to the rice, if you wish.

Yield:

8.0

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Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 2:23am

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