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Zanzibar Coconut Beans

Zanzibar Coconut Beans

How to cook Zanzibar Coconut Beans.


There's nothing quite like this classic Zanzibar African food recipe of coconut beans using dry and fresh beans and fresh coconut milk. Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts, which are the fruit of the coconut tree. Coconut water is found in young coconuts, you can use coconut water instead of coconut juice but the taste will not be as rich however, the calorie count is lower.

Your Go to African Food Coconut Beans Recipe


Rice and beans are the most common food dish in many African Countries and coconut beans is a hearty African food recipe that is inexpensive to make.

Ingredients
1 cup dry red kidney beans
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 large red onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups of coconut milk
1 cup white rice
2 cups of coconut milk

Directions
Add all ingredients except rice and 2 cups of coconut milk into a large pot and simmer 3 hours. In separate pot cook rice in coconut milk for 20 minutes. Serve beans over rice and enjoy with baked bread.

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The African Gourmet creates easy African food recipes for you to enjoy. Make three more African recipes Curried Tanzanian Coconut Okra, Cape Malay Chicken Curry and Senegalese Chicken Vermicelli. All ingredients for the recipes are found in your local supermarket.


After you made your meal make these two drinks to enjoy with your new African food recipe.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My mother is a historian of African culture and history and her influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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