It is another #TastyThursday and we want you to crave for a taste of a Haitian dish- Black Mushroom Rice.
Black Mushroom Rice (Diri ak Djon Djon) is a Haitian meal. It is a recipe that uses Black mushrooms; which are commonly found in the northern part of Haiti. The black mushrooms are special delicacy that are not used in everyday cooking. This particular type of rice, black rice or black mushroom rice is special to the Haitians and you will always find it in homes during special occasions.
They release a gray-black coloring, when boiled; giving this recipe and many others a distinctive aroma, flavor and color. This rice is usually served with a meat or fish dish.
- 2 Cups of Dried Black Mushrooms (djon djon)
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 cups long-grain rice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tsp Ground cloves
- 1 (12-ounce) can lima beans or green peas
- 1 to 2 thyme leaves
- 1 green Scotch bonnet pepper
Soak the mushrooms in a small bowl of water for 10 minutes.
Prepare all of the ingredients. Slice the red bell peppers, dice or chop the onions, mince the garlic, and open the Maggi.
Boil mushrooms on low heat for 10 minutes.
Also bring water to a boil in another pot. Add the rice and boil for about 10 minutes.
Sieve out the mushroom water into another container for later use. The mushrooms in the sieve will no longer be needed.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion. Sauté the onions, and garlic, cook until they are browned.
Add the coconut milk, stir until it’s completely melted.
Add thyme and stir.
Add the rice and stir for 4 minutes.
Add the mushroom water, that was strained off from the mushroom.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the lima beans or green peas.
Bring to boil on a medium-high heat, until it begins to evaporate.
Reduce the heat to a low heat, add the bonnet pepper and cook for 15-20minutes.
Food is ready.