Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dominican Republic Red Beans and Rice

This recipe was inspired by a post by the lovely Nelly of Cooking with Books, its basically like her recipe but I didn't have celery. Simple to make, healthy (well Ok it has a little bacon in it but thats ok in my book) and tasty. 


  • one can of red kidney beans 
  • one cup vegetable stock
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1/2 red onion chopped 
  • 1/4 green pepper chopped 
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped 
  • salt and pepper to taste 
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped 

  1. chop and cook the bacon
  2. add the green pepper, onion and garlic and saute for 5-10 minutes add tomato and stock 
  3. then add the beans and simmer for 20 minutes 
  4. serve with rice and enjoy 
Things are fine here, can't believe little Roshan will be a month old on tuesday really enjoying him and slowly adjusting to having two kiddies, although is a struggle to get Jasmine to preschool on time he he 

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  1. Rebecca, Your little ones are adorable! I'm definitely late on this, but congrats on your new arrival!

  2. Goodness! 1 month already?! Time flys! That dish looks delicious.

  3. The red beans and rice looks terrific, Rebecca. Just the kind of thing I love to eat.

    My son was born when my daughter was in kindergarten and I do remember those hectic mornings trying to get everyone set and make it to school in time. It will get better:) Everyone looks great!

  4. So awesome you made this recipe and even better than your little one will be a month already! Seems like yesterday you were talking long walks, having coffee and spicy food wanting the baby to come out and say hello! Next thing you know? He'll be 21! :P

  5. I wonder how you manage time to take care of baby, to cook, to post, and to visit blogs...oh..really, you are a super woman!
    The rice looks homey and delicious.

  6. This looks great--I love beans and rice. The picture of you and the kids is adorable. ;-)

  7. A lovely dish! So tasty and comforting.

    Congrats on the new arrival!



  8. Time flies that's for sure. I can't believe your little one is going to be a month old! I have yet to make red beans and rice. Thanks for the inspiration to give it a try. :)

  9. What a fantastic picture of you and the kids;love it!
    have alwasy wanted to try making beands and rice. Hope you are haviena grat week.

  10. U are a rocking mother Rebecca ! I see all the photos and smile my heart out .. just adorable kids u have and u look so pretty!
    And 1 month already .. time is flying away .. huh!

  11. I adore red beans and rice - simple, healthy and welcoming. And speaking of welcoming - your little ones - who must keep you hopping - are stunning!

  12. cute both of them look..just checked FB. Hope you are able to manage both of them. Is your mom still there? And the dish look yum.

  13. Oh my! Look how much Roshan has grown! Amazing, isn't it?
    I've always loved beans and rice and a little bacon never hurts! :)

  14. Yummy red beans and rice recipe from Nelly! Happy 1 month B-day! I'm sure life is definitely a little more complicated now :-)

  15. when i first read the title of this post, my immediate thought was Nelly! :) hope you are well! btw, two rashers of bacon - new language for me!

  16. Looks delish, and I love the simplicity of the recipe. Add bacon to the mix, and MMMMM!
    Your kiddos are precious!

  17. Rebecca, your little baby is so cute...and yes, I was wondering when you would share his picture...and here you are!
    The bean dish looks delicious, especially with bacon hehehe!
    Hope you are having a great week and again thank you so sharing such a precious picture of your kids :-)

  18. It's such a coincidence that you should post this recipe. We just returned from a wedding in Texas and the groom's family is from the Dominican Republic. Beans and rice were on served at the wedding. I really enjoyed them.

    I can't believe Roshan is 1 month old, already! Busy times but good times :)

  19. It is the time of year for beans-and a little bacon is always OK in my book, too ;-)

  20. Great healthy dish!

    Your children are so precious! I remember those days lugging my daughter in the baby seat to take my son to school. My hair was usually a mess and I was sweaty and out of breath, and it seemed to me all the other mom's were so put

  21. Karen thanks so much
    Julie wow it sure does
    Kim he he thanks good to know
    nelly i know scary they grow fast
    Angie he he love blogging its my happy place
    deb thanks
    Rosa thanks :-)
    Mother rimmy u will love it
    Rita thanks u too
    kankana great to know u your a sweetie
    claudia yep they sure do :-)
    snajeeta all alone family returned home, hubby is a great help though
    barbara :-)
    Ea yep but fun
    Junia he he got to be Nelly
    Jenna thanks
    Juliana go back a couple of posts for more pics
    susan fun wedding food ;-)
    doc :-)
    Raina he he like me

  22. Oh the rice and beans are one of my favorites! I don't think I've tried Dominican version of it... sounds fantastic!



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