Our Black Calypso beans have a mild, creamy texture with an almost potato-like flavor. Here they are served with fragrant Basmati rice and sweet hunks of pineapple, making for a filling and flavorful meal.

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 120 min

Total time: 140 min

Calypso Beans and Pineapple Rice
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 6 servings


  1. Place beans in large bowl, and cover with water. Soak overnight.

  2. Drain beans. Place beans in large pot and add fresh water to cover beans by two inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until tender. Remove pot from heat and let cool. Drain beans and set aside.

  3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat, and cook onions, celery, jalapeño, salt, garlic, red bell peppers, black pepper, cumin and bay leaves until fragrant. Add rice and stir to combine. Add chicken stock to skillet. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Add beans and pineapple, stir well, and cook until heated through. Serve garnished with cilantro.