Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dominican Republic (DR) Beans and Rice

We recently returned from a trip to the Southern Caribbean.  In Puerto Rico I was able to sample some authentic beans and rice from 2 yummy local restaurants (Mi Casita and Bebos).  They were AMAZING to say the least.  I decided I needed to try some for myself.  Although these are not quite as good as what we had, they were really good with some smoked sausage and fulfilled my craving.  

DR Beans and Rice

2 cans light kidney beans
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 cube chicken stock
1/2 t. chopped parsley
1/2 t. thyme leaves
1 T. chopped cilantro
1 T. tomato sauce 
1 T. oil
1/2 t. minced garlic
1 pinch of oregano
Salt and water

Heat oil in pot and add oregano, onion, garlic, celery, parsley, cilantro and thyme.

Stir and add 2 T. water. When the water has almost evaporated add the chicken stock and 2 more T. water, stir.

Add the beans and then add enough water to cover them. Let them reach a boil and then mash the beans over heat.

Continue to let boil at medium heat until it reaches a creamy consistency. Adjust salt to taste. Serve over rice.

Recipe Source: On My Menu

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