Coconut Rice and Beans

coconut rice with beans recipe

a delicious and filling clean eating dish



For the coconut brown rice

  • 200 gr./7 oz. brown rice (ca. 1 cup)
  • pinch of salt
  • 400 gr./14 oz./2 cups coconut milk (light)
  • 1 can kidney beans or black beans, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, cut in small cubes
  • 3 spring onions cut in thin rings
  • 2 table spoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook your rice according to package directions but replace water with coconut milk and a pinch of salt.
  2. Stir occasionally with a large spoon to prevent the grains at the bottom of the pot from burning or scorching.
  3. Cook until rice is tender. Add some water, if necessary. (You can prepare the grains also in your rice cooker if you have one.)
  4. In the meanwhile heat oil in a large coated pan or wok.
  5. Sautee peppers and spring onions for 3 minutes at medium high heat.
  6. Add garlic and stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  7. At last add whole grains, kidney beans and chilly pepper and heat it up shortly.
  8. Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon.
  9. Serve immediately!
  10. Enjoy your meal!


  • I you prefer however a sticky red beans and rice dish you would need to use white rice that is more processed and hence not as healthy as brown rice or parboiled rice.