Scotch bonnet chiles range in color from yellow to red and are very hot. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands when handling these or any chile pepper.
Southern Living MAY 2009
1. Sauté onion in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in garlic and next 3 ingredients, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and 4 cups water, and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, Scotch bonnet chile; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove and discard Scotch bonnet chile. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
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