Belize September 21

Independence Day
The whole month of September is full of various celebrations, that are awaited by the nation. One of the occasions is Independence Day on September 21, that celebrates the anniversary of gaining independence from Great Britain in 1981.Belize became a British colony in 1836, when Britain claimed the right to administer the region after the emancipation of Central America from Spanish rule. In 1862 Britain formally declared Belize to become its crown colony and named it British Honduras.The colonial economy of British Honduras nearly collapsed during the Great Depression of the 1930s and the effect of unemployment was worsened by a devastating hurricane in 1931. During World War II economical situation in British Honduras improved, but after the end of the war it stagnated again. When Britain devalued the British Honduras dollar in 1949, the worsening economic situation led to creation of the People’s Committee, that demanded independence from Britain.

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Chicken, Beans and Rice
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup beans soaked overnight
  • !/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • water
  • 1 cut up chicken
  • lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoons of paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • water
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire
Method:
Take your beans and the water you soaked them in and bring to a boil add the onions and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender and water is almost gone, when done add 1 cup water and coconut milk to beans and then bring to a boil add rice simmer until rice is done around 1/2 hour turn off rice and keep covered until ready to serve.
In the mean time wash chicken and dry then squeeze lime juice over chicken and coat, mix cayenne, paprika, salt and pepper and rub all over the chicken. In a heavy bottom pan put oil and brown chicken when done set aside and keep warm. Empty out oil from pan add brown sugar until it melts then add vinegar and worcestshire scrap the bottom of the pan add chicken back to pan cover and simmer for 1/2 hour.Serve with rice.
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