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Black Beans and Rice, Local-Style

Demonstrated by: Jane Inouye, Hawaiian Electric Company's Media Relations Coordinator.
A Bevy of Beans! - May 1, 1996.



Black Beans and Rice, Local-Style

  • 1 cup dried black beans
  • Water
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Hot cooked rice


Sort and discard broken beans; rinse well. Cover with an inch of water and soak for 2 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse beans, place in a crockery cooker or saucepan; add water to cover. Add bay leaves, garlic, Cajun seasoning, red pepper, chili powder, and liquid smoke. Simmer 4 hours or until beans are soft. Serve over hot rice. Makes 4 servings.


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