• 2 cups of long grain rice
  • 1 cup of organic red kidney beans
  • 1 finely chopped organic onion
  • 1 chopped hot green pepper
  • 1/4 cup certified humane salt pork or bacon cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp. minced organic garlic
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the beans in 4 cups of water for 2 hours or until tender in a medium pot.
  2. Drain the beans but keep the water which will be used to cook the rice.
  3. Fry the salt pork or bacon until crisp (use oil if needed). Add the onion, garlic, and green pepper.
  4. Add the beans along with salt and pepper to taste. Add the water used to cook the beans and bring to a boil
  5. Add the rice and cook for 20-25 minutes.

*image from A Mingling of Tastes

*recipe from Island Flave