Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Black Beans and Brown Rice

Yum
Since I still have a large pot of  Mexican Style Black Beans to use up, I have been playing around with some more black bean recipes.  I decided to make a very healthy version of red beans and rice by swapping it out for black beans and brown rice. I always have some brown rice in my fridge ready to make a quick fried rice or eat with a stir fry so this meal came together in less than 20 minutes. We ate it with some very simple grilled chicken and it was a fabulous meal full of protein.



Ingredients
2-3 cups of prepared black beans (see recipe  Mexican Style Black Beans) (see note)
4-6 cup of cooked brown rice
1/2 cup of prepared salsa
1 medium onion sliced
2-3 green chilies sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic grated
1 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
red chili flakes to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1Tbs of canola oil

Note: If you decided to use canned beans you will have to season the rice a little more since the beans I used were well seasoned.  



 Directions:
Heat a skillet with oil and add garlic on high heat. Saute for 20-30 seconds.  Then add onions, chilies, cumin, oregano, red chili flakes and salt. Saute for another minute. 




Add the prepared black beans and salsa.  Saute and cook for 3-4 minutes. Taste for seasoning.
Add rice and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Taste for seasoning and serve. Enjoy. 





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17 comments:

  1. This looks SO delicious...can't wait to make it! Just today I said I need to cook with brown rice :)

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  2. So pretty in the skillet! I heart rice and beans!

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  3. Mmmmmm, what a great comfort meal :) Love the sour cream to top it off! Well done, Ramona.

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  4. Since I saw your black beans yesterday I am making them today, funny how happens. Already have them going. This looks really good too and I love the brown rice and salsa. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  5. This looks absolutely wonderful, Ramona! I love bean and rice dishes and this sound sooo good!

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  6. Ramona this looks SO delicious! I love it!

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  7. It looks amazing. I can't believe you just came up with something this flavorful and healthy. I'd eat that whole skillet in one sitting, I think, even without the chicken!

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  8. Another flavorful and tempting dish, Ramona! I think my Hubby would love it!

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  9. This looks super duper, amazingly wonderful and yummy! Good carbs and protein, gold star for you Ramona!!!!

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  10. delicious combination flavours looks wonderful

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  11. Oh yummy! I love having something on the weekend that I can use for many different dishes throughout the week. I would love this for a meal but my husband would be begging for another meat part of the dinner.

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  12. My mouth is watering. I am always thrilled to have more ideas for leftovers. I could eat that whole dish. Since I am Vegetarian, this is my kind of meal. I make all the meats for my family and hoard the rice and legumes. =) I am printing off the recipe. As always, Fabulous Ramona! Thank you!

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  13. I LOVE black beans and you know I love rice. I would eat this entire thing by myself! I'd throw some cheese on top though :) And I love your cast iron pan!

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  14. Wow, wow, wow! I am in love with this dish! I make a way suckier (I know, I just made up a new word:) version of this sometimes, but man oh man, does this look 100 times better! I swear I could eat like 2 platefuls of this, no problem! And with some grilled chicken---oh man, I think I might start crying it's so good!

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  15. How beautiful is this rice! Must be delicious and comforting too!

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  16. I am so behind! But this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. Beautiful dish Ramona! Its looking so lovely and bursting with flavours. I love such one-pot dish meals. Fast to cook and good to eat. Bookmarked it.

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