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Haitian Recipe
Riz National
Rice and Beans. The most popular Haitian rice dish and an excellent companion for any main dish.
Serves 6  To   8
2 cupsLong Grain Rice
1/2 cupDried Red Kidney Beans
3 cupsWater kidney beans was boiled in
1/4 lb Salt Pork or Bacon
2Chicken bouillon cubes (Maggi)
1 1/2 TspSalt
6-8Whole Cloves
1/4 TspGround Black Pepper
1/2 cupFinely Diced White Onion
1/4 cupVegetable Oil
1 WholeHabanero or Scotch Bonnet pepper (optional)
3 clovesGarlic, peeled and crushed
Bring dried beans to boil in 8 cups of water. Cook until tender, but shape remains. Do not over cook. Strain beans and put bean water aside. Saute salt pork or bacon, spices, and beans in oil, until beans are crispy. Add salt, cloves, and black pepper. Add 3 cups of bean water and heat to boiling. Add rice, bouillion cubes, and hot pepper to boiling liquid. Once water has evaporate, remove whole pepper and mix in 1 Tbsp of butter. Cover pot tightly and continue cooking on low heat ( approx. 20 minutes) until done.
Bon Appetit!!!
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