Wash Kidney beans and let them soak in 3 cups of water with 1 clove smashed garlic, pimento, ½ stalk scallion and 1 sprig of thyme until they become shriveled. Another method is to soak them overnight. Or You can slow cook until becomes tender.
After kidney beans are cooked, add coconut milk, salt, and the rest of the seasoning (pepper, thyme scallion, garlic and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
*Add water if necessary
Then add rice and butter to the pot. and stir (wash rice if necessary) Yes, Caribbean people wash their rice
Use a fork to remove the scallion, ginger, pepper, and thyme. This is optional and can be removed after the rice has been added. *Use a sachet instead
NB: Please do not let the pepper burst inside the pot, this will cause it to be very spicy. I usually burst open the pepper, give it a stir and remove the pot. Extra Flava.
Let it cook until the rice is tender and fluffy.