Rita Maas
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Many island dwellers refer to kidney beans as "peas," so don't let the title fool you. This classic Jamaican dish is low in fat yet high in fiber, protein, and calcium.

How to Make It

Combine the first 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove pan from heat; remove the thyme sprigs and garlic, and discard. Gently stir in the beans. Cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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