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Caribbean Bean Bowl

Caribbean Bean Bowl

with Toasted Coconut & Tomato Salsa

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Serve up the flavours of Caribbean cuisine in a colourful and exciting bowl! With fluffy basmati rice and a sauce loaded with veggies and beans, all topped off with a scattering of charred corn kernels, this bowl gets better with every bite.


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Prep Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 unit

red onion

2 clove


1 unit


1 unit


1 bunch


½ tin


½ tin

red kidney beans

1.5 sachet

mild Caribbean jerk seasoning

1 tin

chopped tomatoes

1 packet

shredded coconut


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

¼ cup

water (for the sauce)

20 g



2 tsp

white wine vinegar

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2960 kJ
Fat20.3 g
of which saturates13.2 g
Carbohydrate101 g
of which sugars24.6 g
Protein19.2 g
Sodium1910 mg
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Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Pan
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In a medium saucepan, add the water and bring to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, finely chop the red onion. Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Grate the carrot (unpeeled). Roughly chop the tomato. Roughly chop the coriander. Drain the sweetcorn (see ingredients list). Drain and rinse the red kidney beans (see ingredients list). Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the sweetcorn and cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.

TIP: Cover the pan with a lid if the kernels are “popping” out. Transfer to a medium bowl to cool.


Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion and carrot cook until starting to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and mild Caribbean jerk spice blend and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.


Add the red kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and the water (for the sauce). Simmer until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir through the butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


While the beans are cooking, heat a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the shredded coconut. Toast, tossing occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a small bowl. To the bowl with the charred corn, add the tomato, white wine vinegar and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.


Divide the basmati rice and Caribbean beans between bowls. Top with the tomato and corn salsa. Sprinkle over the toasted coconut and garnish with the coriander.