Rice with Beans and Raisins

C and I have a new addition to our household, and the venue of a new roommate means new dishes to try out! Her excellent cooking skills definitely made my day yesterday when I got home to a recipe that I never thought would like so much!This one will surely please bean haters out there because YOU CAN BARELY TASTE THE BEANS (big plus for me) while getting the nutriciousness of it all! :) Thanks M!! :)

  • 2 medium sized onions
  • margarine/butter/oil
  • 1 cup of dried raisins
  • 1 large can of red beans
  • 2 cups of water (adjust measurement depending on rice used)
  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
  • pinch of salt
  1. Cut your onions and caramelize them in a big pot using either margarine, butter or oil
  2. Once your onions are well caramelized, add your raisins and stir to get the flavours rolling
  3. Add the can of beans (with its juices) to the pot. Stir.
  4. As soon as the juices start boiling, add the water. *Note: it's important to not let the beans boil in their juices too much to avoid them being too mushy (=nasty)
  5. Add the salt to the water and stir well, then add the rice.
  6. Add the cinnamon and ginger
  7. Let it boil until the water is at the same level as the rice. Once you get there, lower the heat to a simmer and let it simmer for 45 minutes (or until rice is ready).
Enjoy!! :)

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1 Response to Rice with Beans and Raisins

February 17, 2011 at 10:33 AM

This sounds so interesting! I'm having a REALLY hard time imagining raisins and kidney beans together, so i'm just gonna HAVE to try this one out :)

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