Rice with Beans

Rice with Beans Haitian Style By Lisa Anand


  1. Kidney Beans (rajma) – 1 cup, boiled
  2. Rice – 1 cup, soaked in water for 1 hour
  3. Water – 2 cups
  4. Onion – 2, medium
  5. Garlic – 1 pod
  6. Thyme – 1/2 Teaspoon
  7. Red pepper – 2
  8. Scallion – 2
  9. Olive oil – 2 tablespoons


Mash together the onions, garlic, red peppers, thyme and scallion. Heat oil in a pan and saute this mixture. Add the boiled beans and soaked rice. Add the water and cook till done.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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