4 slices smoked bacon or 1 small ham hock
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 cup dried red kidney beans, brought to a boil and cooled, drained
5 cups cold water
1 Scotch bonnet, halved and seeded, or 2 serrano chilis
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
4 scallions, crushed*
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1/2 cups long-grain rice, washed and drained
**It is traditional to "crush" scallions by placing them on a cutting board and lightly tapping them with the handle of a knife. They can then be removed before serving but still impart their wonderful flavor to the rice and beans.
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