Red Beans + Coconut-Lime Rice


Happy International Women’s Day, my comrades!


Honestly, I did not realize the other 364 days of the year are for men, but I will accept any and all excuses to celebrate myself!


I’d like to take the time to share some of the reasons females are the best:


1) We are, like, incredibly empathetic 2) We drop everything and run to be with those we love when they need us 3) We are super duper resilient – like break our hearts, silly boys, and we will come out on the other end more goddess-like ever 4) We are the most beautiful, talented people in the whole world – i.e. Kate Winslet, Adele, my mom, my bff, etc. 5) We have a secret intuition that can sniff out BS accurately 98% of the time 6) We literally expel human life from our bodies.


7) We can go much longer without showering than men can.



Time: 2 hours (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cups of brown rice, rinsed + uncooked
  • 2 cups of cooked red beans (or two cans, but you should give fresh beans a try sometime!)
  • 1 mango, cut in cubes
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 4 shallots, diced
  • 2 tbsp. of ground ginger
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Cilantro, for serving
  • Green onion, for serving
  • Toasted pepitas, for serving

How to:

  • Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat
  • Add shallots + S+P, cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add ginger + cook another minute
  • Add rice + stir to coat, toast for 2 minutes
  • Add coconut milk + 3 cups of water + cayenne pepper + S+P, bring to a simmer
  • Reduce heat, cover + cook for about 45 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid has absorbed
  • When tender, fold in beans + lime juice + lime zest + mango, cook another 4-5 minutes
  • Serve hot with cilantro + green onion + pepitas
  • Gift a bowl to a friend who is feeling under the weather because it has been proven by me that rice + beans cure 86% of maladies


Recipe adapted from Thug Kitchen!


30 thoughts on “Red Beans + Coconut-Lime Rice

  1. koolkosherkitchen says:

    Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:
    My computer sabotaged International Women’s Day – is it male? I am sharing this delicious recipe presented in a delightful post by lovely Rachel with one caveat: dear Rachel, ALL 365 days are for women, but March 8th is the only day during the year when men realize it. Happy Belated Women’s Day, Beautiful People of Female Persuasion!


  2. Hungry Breton (Franck) says:

    This is a heart warmer! I believe that men have their day too, in November ( we go at the back of the garden, and drink beer in the shed)… Seriously I think it’s about men’s health awareness. Keep on la revolución!


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