An island take on rice and beans
Aneri's note: I have not been to Cape Verde, but have a friend who lived there for many years! She described it as very pleasant, extremely beautiful people, and livable.
Difficulty level (1-10): 3
Jagacida is an authentic rice dish typically served as a side to a meat or fish dish. But since this already has protein, I think you can hold the meat!
Kidney beans - 1 can
Onion - 1, chopped
Bay leaves - 2
Rice - 3 cups
Paprika - 1 TB
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil - 2 TB
Water - 6 cups
1. Simmer onions in oil until golden
2. Add paprika, bay leaves, and water. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Bring to a boil. Add 3 cups of rice and beans. Lower heat, cover and cook for 25 min until rice is done.
The recipe was found on food.com
Are you a fan of bean and rice dishes? Me too - it's the ultimate cheap, nutritious, and healthy comfort food! Check out these other bean and rice varieties from World Veg Kitchen: Barbados - Bajan pigeon peas and rice and Burundi - Red beans and plantains!