- 400g can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…
- 400ml can low-fat coconut milk
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- ½ tsp dried thyme
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- 6 spring onions, sliced
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 200g long grain rice
Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…
Put the beans, coconut milk, thyme, allspice, 4 of the spring onions and 100ml water in a pan, and bring to a simmer. Season with plenty of salt and black pepper.
Rinse the rice a few times in a sieve until the water runs clear. Tip into the pan and simmer for 10 mins over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, before lowering the heat. Put the lid on and cook for another 5 mins until the grains are tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up the rice with a fork before serving and scatter with the reserved spring onions.