1/4 cup butter

1 onion, finely chopped

1 bell pepper, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup tomato sauce (or use 1/4 cup tomato paste plus 1/4 cup water, mixed)

2 cups red kidney beans, cooked (canned okay, drain first)

1 teaspoon thyme

2 teaspoons oregano

1 bay leaf

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 3/4 cups water (or stock)

scotch bonnet pepper (or Tabasco chipotle sauce to taste)

 

Directions:

1

Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper; sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, beans, herbs, and scotch bonnet (if using). Simmer for 5-10 minutes to meld flavors.

2

Stir in the rice, stock or water, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15-18 minutes.

3

Remove from heat and let set covered for another 5-10 minutes. Then stir lightly with a fork and serve.

via Haitian Diri Ak Pwa Rice And Beans) Recipe – Food.com – 373233.

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