This is a super simple recipe, and most of you probably already know how to make a simple beans and rice dish. I want to share this with you though, because it is so easy, and it's very delicious, filling, and healthy. It's also a great time of the year to make this, with the weather turning chilly. This is not only warm, but a little spicy as well. You may omit the spices if you'd rather not have that kick, but let me tell you, it's gooood! :)
This recipe is one adapted from allrecipes.com, that I printed out a long time ago and tossed in my recipe box.
Black Beans and Rice
1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 14 oz. can of black beans, drained
In a stockpot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Add the rice and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the vegetable broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add the spices and black beans.
(The original recipe calls for white rice, which cooks faster, so keep in mind it may take more time to cook. Also, the original doesn't call for tomatoes, so allow time for the juices to evaporate; its usually not too much longer than 20 minutes though.)
Hope you have a super Sunday everyone! What's for lunch?