A blog a couple weeks ago posted a picture of simple beans and rice. It looked especially appealing because prior to that I saw a bunch of pics of high end foods with instagram used disturbingly often. In my book very little tops beans and rice as one of the cheapest and healthiest foods around – well, maybe dal.
8 oz black beans dried (soaked overnight)
1 cup rice
½ onion chopped
½ tomato chopped or tomato puree
5 cloves garlic, chopped small
1 large bay leaf
Avocado ripe, cut into slivers
1 t cumin powder
chili powder to taste
jalapeno to taste
pepper to taste
salt to taste
In a pan, cook black beans covered on medium for around 2-3 hours or until fully cooked. In another pan, boil one cup of rice. In a separate pan, caramelize onions, garlic cloves and bay leaf for about 7 minutes. Add in tomato, seasoning, beans and mix well for a few minutes. Add in rice in proportion with bean mix. Garnish with avocado slices and cilantro if desired. Lemon goes great as well.
I agree, not much beats beans and rice. Growing up in Texas I am a huge fan of any and all legumes, ha! This looks yummmmmy!
Thanks very much. Nice to know legumes are loved in Texas as much as steak haha. (I’m Southern expat though from Tennessee). Cheers and thanks for the comment.
Hahaha well technically beans go with steak 😉