Haitian Diri Ak Pwa (Rice & Beans)

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"A wonderful comfort food, I have eaten it for years. It comes from Debbie R. at food. Grabbing for safekeeping"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (301.3 g)
  • Calories 328.4
  • Total Fat - 14.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 534.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 99.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper; sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, beans, herbs, and scotch bonnet (if using). Simmer for 5-10 minutes to meld flavors.

Step 2

Stir in the rice, stock or water, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15-18 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from heat and let set covered for another 5-10 minutes. Then stir lightly with a fork and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I loved this!! I used a half can of kidney beans (left from a different recipe) and they equaled about 5 ounces. I used up all my rice - about 1/2 cup. Used salsa for the tomato sauce. We had some left-over steak that I sliced in right before serving and added some diced avocado to serve. We are snowbirds and headed back home in a couple days, so had to make a few adjustments based on what's left in the fridge!! This was great!


review by:
(7 Apr 2021)


What a great tasting rice recipe this is. I used salsa sauce in lieu of the tomato sauce and this was awesome. This will be made again very soon!


review by:
(19 Jul 2015)


I thought this recipe was great! It was very, very easy and tasty too! Instead of tomato sauce I used leftover spaghetti sauce, so it's great for leftovers!


review by:
(20 Jun 2015)

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