Add one bag of pink beans to a pot of water
Let boil over high heat for 15-20 minutes
Add 8 more cups of water as the beans begin to surface to the top
Let it cook until beans are softened
Drain the beans and reserve the liquid.
In a separate pot, add 1 cup of oil over high heat.
Add the cooked beans into the pot.
Mix in the spices and seasonings
Stir-fry the beans for about 5 minutes.
Add in the fresh thyme and bay leaves.
Pour in the reserved liquid.
Add rice and stir occasionally over high heat.
Keep uncovered and continue to stir as needed.
Reduce heat and let it cook until all the liquid is absorbed.
Cover over low heat. Remove bay leaves and thyme.