Rice ‘N’ Beans
744 Ninth Ave btwn 50th & 51st Sts · interesting places nearby
Rice ‘N’ Beans information
The decor in this teensy storefront is nothing to speak of – but the high-flavor, low-priced Brazilian favorites that grace the small yellow tables certainly are. Start with a salad of hearts of palm or avocado, then get completely sated with picks like the coconut-milk-rich and coriander-spiced Amazon fish stew, thick with chunks of white fish and green pepper. Chicken gets sautéed with okra, pork chops are spiced and grilled Brazilian style, and the classic feijoada – a scrumptious black-bean stew with pork loin, sausage and beef – gets served with collard greens, rice and farofa (fried yucca flour). Even vegetarians are well cared for, with sautéed veggies, rice and beans, and fried plantains.