Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Addendum: Mexican-style black beans and rice if you have a little more than a hotel microwave

In my previous post I gave a recipe for a black beans and rice dish that you can make using only a hotel microwave, made possible due to the glory of canned foods. But if you have a little more time and few more appliances, it's very easy (and even tastier, and much cheaper!) to make the black beans and rice yourself. Here is the recipe I use. Add your choice of fresh mozzarella, avocado, mango, or salsa, and you will have a meal fit for kings!

  • 1 can organic black beans
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet pepper (whichever color you like), chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes (chili powder works too)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup brown rice
Cook the brown rice using whatever method you prefer (rice maker or stovetop), adding the amount of water indicated on the package. Saute the onions, garlic, and peppers over medium-low heat until soft/just beginning to brown. Add the black beans, cumin, pepper flakes, cilantro, and salt, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes. Serve the black beans over rice and add whatever extras you like. Yay!

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