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From Scratch Coconut Milk Red Beans

Right now make simmered red beans with coconut milk and rice.


Kenyan Dry Red Beans from Scratch

Throughout Africa, there is nothing as important as use for human food as the seed of the common field or garden bean. As a food crop, beans occupy a more important place in African countries as it does in many other devolping countries. One of the most distinct differences between red and kidney bean varieties of common field beans is that of size and shape of seed.

Cooking dry red beans and white rice from scratch in Kenya is named is Mseto Wa Maharagwe dry red beans made with rice and coconut milk in one pot. Rice and beans is the most common food dish in many African Countries. Here is everything you need to know to make cooked savory red beans from dried red beans.

Ingredients

1 cup dry red beans

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 large red onion, diced

1 large green bell pepper, diced

1 Maggie cube

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups of coconut milk

2 cups vegetable broth

1 cup white rice


Directions

Add all ingredients except rice and 3 cups of coconut milk into a large pot and simmer 3 hours. In the same pot add rice and remaining coconut milk and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with fresh buttered bread.


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Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.