Easy Haitian Rice and Beans

Naïby presents

This Haitian–style rice and beans dish is not only a staple in Haitian cuisine but is particularly tasty. The cloves and the hot pepper give it a unique flavor profile.


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Your Ingredients

01 1 cup dried red kidney beans + 3 pieces kombu +  6 cups water

02 ½ cup onion  + 1 shallot  + 3 cloves garlic  + ¼ green pepper

03 2 cups long-grain white rice

04 ½ teaspoon salt + ½ teaspoon black pepper + 3 whole cloves

05 1 habanero or Scotch Bonnet pepper

06 3 sprigs parsley & thyme each

Cook  presoaked beans 


Soak the beans overnight with salt and baking soda to soften the beans and make them more digestible. Then cook with kombu seaweed and seasonnings.

Reserve the bean water.


Drain the beans and reserve the bean water to give the reddish coloration to the rice.

Sauté the seasoning


Sauté until fragrant, always remembering to add garlic last.

Flavor the beans


Add the beans to make the flavor base even more fragrant.

Cook the rice


Add the bean water, the rice and the spices and cook over high high.

Perfume the rice


When the water reaches the level of the rice, add the aromatics and cook for 18-20 miutes.

Fluff the rice


Fluff the rice lightly with a sspoon and serve.