Brown Beans with Rice Recipe, also called BBR recipe

On the food blog from you can read about the the health benefits of Surinam brown beans, describing why kidney beans are an important ingredient in Surinamese cuisine. For example, you have recipes such as rice with brown beans – this famous recipe is not only very popular in Suriname, it is also very healthy. In Surinam they eat the brown beans with rice and salted meat, named zoutvlees. What follows is my own recipe. With this Surinamese recipe you can easily make 4 people happy. In addition, I also mention that I use brown beans from a can or from a jar instead of fresh (dry) kidney beans. If you need more information about the difference between canned kidney beans and fresh kidney beans, you can read on her blog about “what are brown beans?”

Surinamese brown beans with rice are often served with salted cured meat, chicken and other meats, including beef. In addition, many people also add pork tails (agutere / rabu and / or smoked pork spare ribs.) You can compare this brown beans with rice dish to SNERT (green pea soup), where it is served with rice. A tip that I would like to give is: This dish is tastier the next day, all ingredients are then well absorbed in the dish.


  • 800 grams of Brown Bean Tin or jar
  • 400 grams of Rice
  • 300 grams of salt cured meat (zoutvlees) – unsalted
  • 300 gram Beef Shank
  • 3 piece Chicken leg chopped in +/- 4 pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic Shredded
  • 1 piece of onion Shredded
  • 2 pieces of tomato Cut into cubes
  • 4 grains Allspice grains Lontai
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 sprigs Celery or soup vegetables
  • 2 cubes of maggi cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt to taste
  • 1 piece Madame Jeannet

Brown Beans with Rice & Salted Meat Recipe:

  • Draw a stock of beef with 350 ml water and add 2 aromat cubes
  • Lightly fry the marinated chicken meat (marinate with Aromat cubes and black pepper) in oil
  • Remove the chicken pieces from the pan and then fry the onions and garlic and add the sliced ​​tomatoes
  • Then add the small cut boiled salt meat and let it simmer for 5 minutes
  • Add the fried chicken pieces and the beef (cutlets) and with 150 ml. Simmer water for 5 to 10 minutes, add the tomato puree
  • Boil the brown beans (bottle or can) in the pan with the stock, it is recommended to mash 1/3 of the brown beans, which will thicken the dish and bring out the flavor of the beans
  • Add the stewed meats to the kidney beans & stock
  • Add the 3 branches of celery (or soup vegetables), sugar, the allspice grains and 1 piece of fresh pepper and let it boil on a very soft burner for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Also possible to add sausages (very child friendly)
  • Serve this dish with boiled rice

TIP: For the gourmets who want to give an extra dimension to the dish, add the cooked pork tail and smoked spare ribs when stewing the meats. A tasty sambal sour good (cucumber, red onions or pickles) and fried ripe bananas complete this dish.

Note: Let this dish cool down before storing in the refrigerator.

Stir well so that the heat escapes and do not cover with a lid before it has completely cooled. Otherwise it can start to sour.



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