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BM# 44: A-Z Cooking Series -- Around the World in 30 days Country: D for Dominican Republic Dish: Rice & Beans We are back to South America today, to Dominican Republic. It is a nation on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean region. Chrsitopher Columbus landed in Hispaniola in 1492, during the first of his 4 voyages to America. Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The first time I heard of this country was 9 years ago from a colleague who was from Dominican Republic. He was a very jovial person and had lots of...


4 serving

Total time

75 minutes




  • 1 cup Rice
  • ½ cup Red Kidney beans
  • ½ bell Pepper pepper (of / Cubanelle - a medium, finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (- small, finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup Red Kidney beans
  • ¼ tsp thyme (Dry)
  • ¼ tsp oregano (Dry)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp red pepper (Crushed - (optional))
  • 2 tbsps cilantro (- finely chopped)
  • to taste Salt Pepper (&)


  1. Wash, rinse and soak rice for 15~20 minutes. Heat 2tbsp oil in a sauté pan, add onions, peppers, thyme, oregano and garlic. Once the onions are lightly browned, add the tomato paste and mix well. Cook for 1~2 minutes. Next add the kidney beans and cook for 2 minutes. Add the rice along with salt, pepper and 2 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat to simmer and cook covered for 15~20 minutes or until the rice is cooked through. Let sit for 5~10 minutes before serving.
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