Liz's Beans and Rice

*1 can of Coconut milk
*1 Can of Kidney Beans (you can substitute pinto or black beans)
*1 med. onion
*2 scallions
*1-2 habanero peppers (very HOT) seeded or any hot pepper
*2 sprigs of Thyme or a TBS of Thyme
*2 slices of salted beef or pork (this is optional I usually don’t)
*2 cups of water
*Salt to taste
*2 cups of rice (I use basmati rice and a little less water)

Cook salted meat; remove from pan and chop finely and set aside (If you choose not to use meat I use a little olive oil to sauté onion, peppers and scallions)
Sauté onion, peppers and scallions in fat from meat
Add remainder of items except for rice and cook for 15-20 mins.
Add rice and let simmer until rice is cooked

**Peppers can be omitted but will not be considered authentic.

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