Side Dish | June 15, 2015

Caribbean Rice & Beans

Caribbean Rice and Beans in a bowl with a spoon


This side dish is so tasty!  I recently served this alongside my caribbean cod with strawberry mango pico, and the combo was heaven.

A side shot of Caribbean Rice and Beans

When I think of Caribbean food, I think of bright flavors and fresh ingredients.  This rice combines a sweet and spicy rice and creamy black beans.  It has a little crunch of onion and a bold splash of cilantro.

Caribbean Rice and Beans in a red bowl with strawberry mango pico at the side


You’ll feel like you are dining under a grass cabana at sunset next to clear turquoise waters while you eat this rice.  Okay, maybe you can pretend.

Caribbean Rice and Beans on a plate

Put this on your dinner menu, and let this recipe take you back to the caribbean.

5 from 1 vote
Caribbean Rice & Beans
Caribbean Rice & Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This is a side dish that's packed with flavor. Pair it with Caribean cod and our strawberry mango pico for a truly delicious dinner.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: caribbean
Keyword: Caribbean Rice, Caribean Beans, Rice and Beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 can black beans riced and drained
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro minced
  1. In a large stock pot melt coconut oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add rice, black beans, cinnamon, paprika, bouillon and water. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 20 minutes until water is absorbed.
  5. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in cilantro.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Turn pressure cooker on to any setting to heat inner pot. Melt coconut oil in pot, saute onion and garlic until soft. Add remaining ingredients (except cilantro), set to rice setting 6 minutes, natural release. Top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Rice & Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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