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Crockpot Vegan Tropical Coconut Red Beans and Basmati Rice
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Crockpot Vegan Tropical Coconut Red Beans and Basmati Rice

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7-8 hours

The television weather reporters are all reporting frigid temperatures for the next few days. This is the perfect time for Crockpot Tropical Coconut Red Beans and Rice to warm the body after a long day at work or school. Prepare the dish in the morning before leaving for work and forget until dinner time. The tropical flavors will remind the family of that beach trip during the summer and the promise of warmer weather in a few months.


  • 2 Cups of Dried Red Beans 
  • 4 Cups of Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Medium Onion 
  • 1 Clove of Garlic 
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 14.5 Ounce Can Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cups of Long Grain Basmati White Rice 
  • 1 Pinch of Salt


  1. Wash 2 cups of dried red beans with strainer. Remove beans that do not look good and discard. 
  2. Place beans in crockpot. 
  3. Add 4 cups of vegetable broth to crockpot. 
  4. Remove the outer skin of one medium onion. 
  5. Finely chop onion and place in crockpot. 
  6. Utilizing the side of a large knife, smash one garlic clove. 
  7. Remove the outer skin of the garlic clove and place the clove in crockpot. 
  8. Add 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. If there are young children in family, add less red pepper flakes. 
  9. Shake coconut milk before opening. Open with can opener and pour into crockpot. 
  10. Stir in two cups of uncooked long grain basmati rice. 
  11. Add one pinch of salt. 
  12. Turn crockpot on high for one hour, then turn crockpot on low for remaining 7-8 hours. Beans, onion and rice should be tender when ready to serve.

Serving Suggestions:

Lime juice may be added before serving. Cut fresh limes in half. Dip Crockpot Tropical Coconut Red Beans and Basmati Rice in serving bowls and squeeze lime juice on top of individual bowl.

*Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons.


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  1. Support
    We love crock pot recipes! Thanks for posting!
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks for the opportunity and encouragement Flaming Vegan Support Team! I enjoy crockpot recipes also!
  2. CharlotteCD
    I love crock pot recipes as well and my husband loves coconut so this is one worth trying. Thanks for sharing.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Coconut is a little different spin on the traditional red beans and rice dish! Thanks for the vote Charlotte and encouragement!
  3. TomCat
    Sounds good.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      It is especially good on a cold day! Thanks for the vote TomCat!
  4. DonnaJohnson
  5. RandolphP
    Making me hungry.
  6. MrsTomCat
    Well written again.
  7. BigCM
    Hey, #17. good article.
  8. MshannonM
    This looks good but the picture shows something red and green. It looks like bell peppers. So do I add bell pepper? Or it could be tomato. I'm a bit confused.
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Sorry for the confusement Shannon! The original photo was changed by the site. My recipe does not call for bell pepper or tomato. If you are the type to enjoy experimenting with foods and decide to try adding bell pepper or tomato, please write back and let me know how it turns out. Thanks for your interest and contribution!
      1. MshannonM
        I made this a few days ago. It was delicious but I wouldn't cook the rice in the crock pot. I found it was too mushy. Rice doesn't take much time so it would work well. Thanks for the recipe!
        1. NT3RNT RITR
          The type of rice might make some difference. Preferences might also play a role. Your input is appreciated.
  9. Veggie Soul Queen 7
    I added a table spoon of red curry paste it was great thanks for the recipe
    1. NT3RNT RITR
      Thanks for the input!


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