Sort beans for debris. Rinse beans and put in a 4- to 5-quart pan; cover with water. Bring to a boil on high heat.
Remove from heat, cover,and let stand 1 hour or up to 1 day drain. To beans, add 2 cups water, garlic, Italian seasoning, chilies, and chopped onion. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and simmer until beans are tender to bite, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally.
After 1 hour, mix jam into beans. If cooked beans are soupier than you like, boil uncovered, stirring often, until they reach the consistency you want. Pour beans onto 1 side of a rimmed platter; mound rice opposite and sprinkle both with sliced green onions.
Add salt to taste.Servings: 5