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Rice and Beans recipe

Rice and Beans – Rice and Beans is a staple in many cultures around the world and Nigeria is not an exception. Though the classic Nigerian Rice and Beans is not eaten plain, it’s usually served with different sauces and stews but I usually serve mine with Ata dindin  or the Nigerian Stew.

How to make the Nigerian Rice and Beans

Nigerian Rice and beans

 
 There is a Ghanaian version of this meal called Waakye/ Waache/Awaakye but it’s slightly different from the way the Nigerian Rice and Beans is prepared because Potash and Millet’s leaves are usually added to the Ghanaian version.

Watch the video on how to make the  Rice and Beans below:

 
 

Notes for making the Rice and Beans

I strongly advise you don’t drain your Beans when you boil it because the dark colored water from the Beans adds more flavor to the Rice and also gives the Rice that beautiful tinted look, plus it’s good for you!
 
I used the American long grain Rice that’s why I cooked the Rice for about 15 to 20 minutes. Please follow the cooking instructions for your Rice.
 
Soaking your Beans might be a good idea because according to studies, it helps reduce the gas-producing properties of the Beans and it shortens the cooking time for a little bit. However, if you don’t have any problems with gas, you can simply cook it directly without soaking it.
 
 
How to make the Nigerian Rice and Beans

Nigerian Rice and beans

 

 

How to make the Nigerian Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans recipe

Nigerian Rice and Beans - Rice and Beans is a staple in many cultures around the world and Nigeria is not an exception. Though the classic Nigerian Rice and Beans is not eaten plain, it's usually served with different sauces and stews but I usually serve mine with Ata dindin  or the Nigerian Stew.
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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: African
Keyword: homemade, quick
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Beans
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 6 to 7 Cups of water

Instructions

  • Pick your Beans to rid it of any dirt and soak it in enough water to totally submerge the Beans and leave it for a minimum of 3 hours on the countertop or leave it overnight in the Fridge. Read note 3 above
  • Rinse the Beans and transfer it to a Pot, add the Onion and Water, cover it up and leave to cook for about 50 minutes or till you can easily crush it with your finger.
  • Rinse the Rice thoroughly until the water comes out clear stir in rice and Salt with the Beans, add Water if necessary.
  • Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 20 minutes without removing the lid.
  • Fold the Rice and Beans together gently and serve with your desired Sauce or Stew.
  • Enjoy your Nigerian Rice and Beans!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
 

 

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Kam

Thursday 26th of November 2020

Thank you oh chef lolaaaa

Thursday 9th of April 2020

What will i do without your recipes? I want to make this for Easter for my Italian fiance and his father. I hope they enjoy it.

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 9th of April 2020

Aww, thank you ❤️ ... I hope they enjoy it as much as my family does.

Trmidun

Friday 18th of October 2019

Hi Lola! Is it okay to leave rice and beans cooked together in a pot overnight?

Gloria

Friday 1st of June 2018

Pls when did you add the onions?

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Hi Gloria, the Onion was added to the Beans before cooking it. (instruction number 2)

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