Rice and Beans is a common food in many cultures around the world and Nigeria is not an exception. Though the classic Nigerian Rice and Beans is not eaten plain, it’s usually served with different sauces and stews but I usually serve mine with Ata dindin with Assorted meats.

I strongly advise you don’t drain your Beans when you boil it because the dark colored water from the Beans adds more flavor to the Rice and also gives the Rice that beautiful tinted look, plus it’s good for you!

Rice and Beans Recipe

Below are the ingredients you will be needing

  1. I used basmati rice with oloyin beans
  2. 400g of beans
  3. 800g of basmati rice
  4. Salt
  5. Vegetable oil

Method of preparing rice and beans

  1. pick your beans and set aside
  2. Get a clean pot on fire
  3. Add water, and wash your beans very well and add into the boiling water
  4. Allow it to cook until it’s almost done
  5. Then get a sieve and a bowl, pour the beans into the sieve
  6. Pot the pot back on fire, and pour the beans water into the pot
  7. Add more water to it if necessary
  8. Add salt to taste
  9. Add a little vegetable oil
  10. Cover to boil
  11. Then wash your rice very well and pour into the boiling water and allow to cook
  12. Once it’s about to done, add your beans
  13. If it’s still need water and salt you can add
  14. This time, you have to reduce the heat so to avoid it being burnt
  15. Once both of the rice and beans are soft, then it’s ready

You can serve it with your sauce.

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