Rice and Peas
  1. Wash beans and soak overnight in water.
  2. Remove coconut from husk and finely grate. Add water and squeeze through a strainer. Set aside the coconut and coconut milk.
  3. In a stock pot, add oil and heat. Add beans, garlic and onion. When beans are cooked, add the coconut milk, scallion, thyme, salt, pepper and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the rice and stir with a fork so beans are evenly distributed throughout rice. Add butter. Cover and
  5. simmer for 30 minutes.