This is a Brazilian dish that has an odd ingredient, bananas. The bananas are almost a dessert on their own but are eaten along with rice in a dish that can be varied to one's taste.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 50 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Combine lemon juice, sugar, butter, and rum in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

  • Arrange bananas cut-side down in the baking dish. Pour enough sauce over bananas to cover, reserving any extra sauce for serving.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bananas are soft and sticky, about 30 minutes.

  • Bring water and brown rice to a boil in another saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Combine black beans and diced tomatoes in a skillet over low heat; heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage links; cook, flipping often, until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Slice sausage into small pieces.

  • Scoop rice into a large bowl. Pour black beans on top. Sprinkle dill and basil on top. Add sausage; mix gently to combine. Serve bananas alongside.

Cook's Notes:

Reserve extra sauce for serving alongside the dish.

Use fresh tomatoes for even better flavor.

Halfway through cooking the rice, start warming the beans and cooking the sausage so you can plate and serve everything together.

Nutrition Facts

932 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 178g 57% DV; fat 15.3g 24% DV; cholesterol 26.7mg 9% DV; sodium 1015.9mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
For the flavour I give this 4 stars but for the vague instructions and really 'off' proportions I would give 1 or 2 stars. First the issues with this recipe...where to begin? The amount of rice was too high as was the sauce. I used 1/4 cup raw brown rice per person and didn't need the reserved sauce. Next time I'd make half the amount of sauce. Also the instructions to use different pans/skillets was baffling. I just cooked the sausage first when it was just done I removed it to a plate; used the same skillet for the beans and tomatoes and when they were just cooked I added the sausage back in and mixed to warm through. Overall the recipe makes a lot too almost twice the amount it states (I halved the recipe for three people and have two leftover servings). I made other changes based on preference and circumstances: I have a rice cooker so used that used fresh tomatoes; used twice the amount of sausage (tofurkey). The rice/beans seems like it would be really bland but the banana and sauce are there to balance it out. It's really a nice combination. Oh and I accidentally added way too much rum but it was still darn yummy. Maybe I'll do it that way from now on:) Read More