August 31, 2011

Coconut Curry Rice and Beans

It's time for another HH6 post again!  This month's challenge:

With the mercury continuing to rise this month, let's once again give ourselves a break from the stove. Create an original 5 ingredient slow cooker recipe. Salt and/or pepper do not count as one of the 5 ingredients.

I made it just in time.  I was planning on doing this challenge while I was on the east coast vacationing with my family, but thanks to Hurricane Irene that didn't happen.  Now this particular challenge was a bit difficult, simply because I never ever limit my ingredients.  I'm very much a throw this and that into a pot sort of cook, especially when it comes to spices.  So I decided that instead of making a meal for me, I'd aim this one at my brother, who is just moving into his first apartment.  Like all young adults, money and time are a bit tight, so having easy, cheap meals is a plus.  I was going to make this with chicken, but he's vegetarian, so I switched that out for beans.


1 c brown rice
1 can pinto beans
1 can coconut milk
1 c water
2 t curry powder
1/2 c peas
salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients except for peas into the crockpot.  Cook on low for 4 hours, adding the peas in the last 30 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. I love the flavor of Curry and Rice. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Glad you'e ok! The dish looks wonderful!

  3. oh my god...this has to be like a mix of a spicy Thai dish, and a dessert we have here in PR called "arroz con dulce" -- you prepare it like regular rice, but with coconut milk! I don't liek it cause it has raisins, but other than's good! And this recipe looks delicious as well!!