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June 24, 2008

Black beans and rice

Filed under: Dinner, Healthy, Light lunch, Vegetarian — Tags: , , — peoplewhoeat @ 8:47 pm

This rather marvellous dish was introduced to me by Emma. As delicious as it is lovely to look at, it, like many one-pot meals, improves with age.

Black beans and rice

Serves about 4 – 5

about 250g black beans, soaked for six hours
about 250g rice
about 1 red capsicum, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 onion, chopped finely
2 tomatoes, diced

Boil beans for ten minutes and then simmer for about 50 minutes, until cooked. Black beans need to be boiled for ten minutes at least to destroy the toxins.

Suate onion, garlic and capsicum until slightly soft. Add tomato.

Add black beans, raw rice and water (a bit more than you would normally use to cook the same amount of rice). Simmer for 20 – 40 minutes – however long it takes for the rice to cook through. Not all of the water should be absorbed, though…

Serve with hot sauce.

Eat well…life is too short not to!


1 Comment »

  1. Try also adding some finely diced carrots to sautee with the onion, garlic, and capsicum. Gives you a little more vegetable matter, and a little sweetness, but make sure it’s very finely diced (I usually use a peeler to make strips first, then dice those).

    Comment by peoplewhoeat — November 16, 2009 @ 12:35 am

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