Saturday, May 26, 2007

Black Beans and Rice, by Heather

I don't know what black beans & rice are supposed to taste like, but what I made was yummy:
1 C instant brown rice
1/4 onion, diced
1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 C low sodium chicken stock
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp Mexican chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt

Heat some oil in a pan, add onions, garlic & rice. When onions are tender, add chicken stock, bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer and cook 10 mins (I had instant rice - obviously with normal rice it's usually more like 20 mins). When the liquid is absorbed, add the remaining ingredients and cook until thoroughly heated. You could add some chopped cilantro, squeeze some lime juice on top, add green pepper in the first stage. It was good.

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