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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Kidney Bean Rice

The basic beans and rice recipe is the distant ancestor of popular bean stews found all over the world, from Africa to Europe. This is a hot hearty nutritious dish which makes it an excellent comfort food.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic salt -
  • Parsley flakes
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • sazon goya for seasoning
  • 8 whole spanish olives


In a pan melt the butter. Add the chopped onions and fry until the onions turn golden brown.

Add the salt, pepper, seasoning and tomato sauce. Fry for 5 min.

Add the kidney beans and fry for 5 more min. Add dry washed rice to the pan and fry for 2 min.

Add 2 cups of water and let the rice to boil. Cook until the rice is cooked properly.

Serve hot.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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