Brown Beans and Rice (BBR)
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Suriname
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Serves: 8
Suriname's food is an exotic mix of East Indian, Indian, Creole, Indonesian and Chinese cuisines with a touch of Caribbean thrown in; the cheapest eateries are warungs, Javanese food stalls serving fried noodle and rice dishes. This recipe BBR is the abbreviation of Brown Beans and Rice and very popular in Suriname and Holland. The most important ingredients in this dish is beans and meat. You can use all sorts of meats: beef, chicken, pork. This is a good dish where you can use your left over meat
For the BBR:
  • 400 gram chicken
  • ½ stick margarine
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 1 bouillon cube (I prefer the one of Knorr)
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cans of pinto beans. If you don't have that you can use the white beans in tomato sauce.
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sweet soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 1 tray of mushrooms (optional, the original recipe does not have this)
For the pickled cucumber:
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  1. Cut up the chicken breast. Season and brown the meat, when the meat is brown add the onion.
  2. Add the bell pepper and garlic. When the onion is done add the tomatoes and mushrooms. Add a cup of chicken bouillon.1 bouillon cube, and the bay leaves. Add the rinsed beans, 1 tbsp of vinegar 1 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp ketjap manis (sweet soya sauce), simmer for 20 min.
  3. When you simmer the beans you should also cook the rice and make the pickeled cucumber. To make the pickled cucumber you slice the cucumber thin add 1 teaspoon of salt, let it sit for about 15 minutes. Squeeze the juice out of it. Then add 1 Tablespoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon mustard and 1 tablespoon of vinegar and pepper to taste.Put the bean meat mix over the cooked rice and eat with some pickled cucumber.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 262 g Calories: 524
Recipe by KinFolk Recipes at