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Reis mit Bohnen

Rice with red beans

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Soaking time 12 hrs
Total Time 14 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Centralamerica, Costa Rica
Servings 4 people


  • 80 g kidney beans
  • 1/4 pepper bell
  • 5 cm celery
  • 1/4 onion
  • About 1/2 handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 3 dl coconut milk
  • 120 g rice
  • 1 chili pepper fresh


  • Soak kidney beans overnight in plenty of water (the water must cover the beans well).
  • The next day, drain the beans and put them in a pan. Cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Put the lid on the pan and simmer for about 90 minutes. The beans should be soft. Put the beans and their cooking water aside.
  • Wash the chili peppers and celery and cut them into pieces of about 0.5 cm.
  • Peel and chop the onion
  • Chop the coriander leaves
  • Heat oil in a pan, add beans with cooking water, cover with coconut milk, add chopped vegetables and thyme sprig, and bring to a boil.
  • Add the rice, cover, and simmer at low temperature (important: low temperature, otherwise the rice will not cook well!) until the rice is done.
  • Prick the chili pepper several times with a fork and place on top of the bean and rice mixture.
  • When the rice is stirred, remove chili, stir, and place chili back on top. The chili should just add flavor but not too much heat.
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  • Add more coconut milk if needed.
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