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Dirty Rice and Beans


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Dirty Rice and Beans


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 25 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min




  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup choped celery
  • 1 pinch oregano
  • 1 medium cubanelle or green pepper, diced
  • salt and peper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups water or stock
  • 2 cups white or brown rice


Heat the oil in a medium pot over high heat.  Add the coriander, garlic, celery, oregano and peppers.  Stir and add the salt and pepper.  Continue to stir while adding tomato paste until it dissolves.  Add the beans and heat through.

Add water or stock and bring to a boil, adjust seasoning (if using water you will likely need about 1-2 teaspoons salt).  Add the rice and stir regularly to avoid sticking.  When the water has mostly been absorbed, cover and cook on very low heat for 15 minutes for white rice and 30 minutes for brown rice.

Wait another 5 minutes, uncover and stir in 1 teaspoon oil and stir.  Cover again for 5 minutes.  The rice should be ready, firm but tender.  If it is not as soft as you like, cover again over very low heat and cook another 5 minutes.  If it is too dry ad ¼ cup of boiling water.

Serve with chicken or fish or as a complete meal.

About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




One Response to Dirty Rice and Beans

  1. avatar says: annette

    we cant tolerate green or cubanelle peppers so i use a mix of red, yellow & orange peppers

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