Sunday, June 23, 2013
Meatless Monday: Black Beans and Rice
But do we lose anything doing that? Not really. For example, take today's recipe for meatless Monday: Black Beans and Rice.
Great taste and texture. Excellent protein and nutrients. Beautiful color, more deep purple than black. Smells inviting. Simple preparation and cleanup. Ingredients could not get easier to find. Saves well if there are leftovers. It even freezes. So, let's go!
This recipe is good for two adults.
Black Beans and Rice
1 c black beans
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground chili pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 small onion
1 large clove garlic
Step 1: Boil black beans in 2 qt. saucepan with 1 1/2 qt. water until tender, about 1 hour.
Step 2: Add other ingredients, cook until well integrated into beans, about 20 minutes.
Prepare one cup rice according to instructions. (You can prepare rice while Step 2 of Black Beans is combining.)
Pour beans over rice. If you like, you can sprinkle cheese on top. We liked grated Medium Cheddar.