Meatless Monday Recipe – Black Beans and Rice

12 May

I love the combination of beans and rice.  Paired with a green salad, it’s a perfectly balanced meal that isn’t too heavy, and usually (depending on how your body handles beans ;0), quite easy to digest.  More importantly, it’s a meal the entire family can enjoy 🙂  Here’s a different take on the combination, using coconut oil and a variety of other spices to change up the flavour, it adds a bit of excitement to your dish.  Best part…it’s quick and easy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can organic black beans, undrained
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 large vine-riped tomato
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder (optional)

Black Beans and Rice

 

Instructions:

Cook brown rice according to package instructions.

In a blender or food processor, combine onions, tomatoes, garlic, coconut oil, salt, cumin, and pepper. Blend until well combined but still slightly chunky.

In a large saucepan, cook the mixture over medium heat, until fragrant for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the black beans, and return mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and cover for 5 more minutes.

Add the brown rice and combine all together.

Once everything is combined, let everything cook together in low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.

Remove pan from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Source:  www.meatlessmonday.com

Until next time,

Have a fit and fabulous day!

Lisa

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