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Black Beans and Coconut-Lime Rice

Black Beans and Coconut-Lime Rice
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6
Fresh lime and coconut add plenty of zing to this black beans and rice dish.
Updated June 9, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, divided
  • 2 (15-ounce)cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lime
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F . Bake coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.
  • 2
    Bring broth, next 2 ingredients, 2 tablespoons butter, and 1 cup water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add onion and poblano pepper, and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in black beans, chili powder, cumin, and 3/4 cup water. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Grate zest from lime, avoiding pale bitter pith, into a bowl; squeeze juice from lime into bowl.
  • 5
    Fluff rice with a fork. Fold lime zest and juice, coconut, green onions, and cilantro into hot cooked rice. Serve bean mixture over rice with desired toppings.

Expert Tips

  • lime wedges, diced mango, sliced radishes, sliced fresh jalapeno peppers, sour cream

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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