Food of Central America: Belize
Some Info about the Food of Belice
Belice is a mixture of cultures, therefore, the cuisine Belize offers is as varied as well.
Originally inhabited by Creoles, in our days it received immigration from Central American countries, India, China, Nigeria, Spain.
We find in Belize one of the most varied and rich cuisines, which can be very tasty and also healthy. It can have the addition of many condiments or it can be very mild and natural. Always good!
They prepare many fishes dishes, plenty of vegetables and also the Central American favorite, beans, and coconut milk! Just try these recipes and you’ll find out its great taste.
Recipe of Belizean Beans and Rice
1 pound of beans
1 pound of rice
1 pound of beef (or pork ribs)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 grated coconut
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
7 cups of water
½ teaspoon pepper
Boil beans until tender (you can leave them on water overnight and that will make the boiling faster, maybe ½ hour will be enough) with the garlic and the beef and the onion.
Once they are tender, add the salt, the cumin and the oregano.
Press the grated coconut to get the milk, add it to the beans and let boil 5 more minutes.
Add the rice and let it cook until all the water is absorbed. Add more if is necessary.
After it is tender, let it stay in the covered pot for 5 minutes before serving it.
Serve it hot. Delicious!