Rice and Beans.
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BEST of Belize food : Rice and beans !
There is much more to Belize cuisine than rice and beans. However, the famous Belize rice with red kidney beans cooked in coconut milk, served with stewed chicken and cole slaw, is the one dish all visitors to Belize should try and enjoy!
Recipe for Belizean rice and beans from Food.com:
1 cup red kidney beans
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 garlic clove (optional)
salt & pepper
2 cups rice
1 onion, sliced
1 piece of salted meat (cut into small pieces)
Soften beans (soak first) with garlic.
Boil until tender and whole, adding salted meat (previously boiled to soften) when almost tender.
Add the milk, onion and seasonings.
Wash rice, then add to the beans.
Cook over gentle heat until liquid is absorbed.
Stir gently with a fork, and add a little water from time to time until rice is cooked.
Serve hot with a meat dish. (Some favorite meat dishes with rice and beans are: stuffed baked chicken, stewed chicken, stewed fish, fried fish or meat balls).
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