​Rice and beans with lime dressing recipe

Created by NZ chef, Michael Meredith, at a local food market in Vanuatu.

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    • 3 cups of brown rice
    • 6 cups of water
    • 1 bag of green beans
    • 1 bunch of radishes
    • 1/2 cup of raw peanuts chopped
    • 1/2 cup of Chinese parsley or coriander chopped
    • 1 can of tuna or mackerel in spring water (optional)
    • 1 tbs oil


    • 1 tsp of coconut sugar or honey
    • 1 chilli finely sliced
    • 1/2 cup of lime juice
    • 1 cup of coconut oil
    • 1 tsp of grated ginger
    • 1/2 clove of garlic sliced
    • Salt to taste


    1. If possible soak rice overnight in water then rinse out
    2. Put rice and water in pot over high heat then low heat until the rice has absorbed all the water
    3. Cut beans half-finger and quarter radishes
    4. Heat oil in a pan
    5. Fry beans then radishes
    6. Toss the beans and radishes through the rice and add any extra raw leafy greens you like – cucumber, pele etc. (Add tinned fish at this stage if you like.)
    7. Put all the ingredients for the dressing together in a bottle or bowl and shake or whisk
    8. Stir the dressing though the rice and vegetables
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