Friday, August 7, 2009

Beans and Rice



Last night I made black beans and rice, so easy and healthy 

here's the recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans
  • little salt, paprika
  •  a little chilli sauce
  • 1/2 chopped tomato
  •  2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red or green pepper
  •  1/2 red onion,
  • little tomato paste
Method:
1. Fry onions, garlic, chilli sauce - little, salt, pepper in canola oil, after a little while add tomato and tomato paste and let reduce down 
2. Wash beans then add to pot 
3. Simmer for 15 min
and its ready, great served with rice, scrambled egg and steamed vegetables. Also great with fried plantains!
Black beans are a great source of protein (15g/cup), fiber (15g cup), Iron (3.61mg/cup) and folate
and heres a great article on the best countries for Vegetarian food, I love the comments at the end

what do you think are the best places for vegetarians, I would agree and say India is...



25 comments:

  1. beans and rice,my fav combo...

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  2. Looks fantastic! I've been reading a lot of books about vegetarianism (since I married one) and I learned that rice and beans was the healthiest way to have a complete meal (balanced in proteins). Isn't it great, to balance a nutritional meal and flavor? Indian dishes have a lot of this combo. For example, http://www.phamfatale.com/id_330/title_Kitcheri-Indian-Moong-Dal-Lentil-Rice/

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  3. Vrinda: I love it as its so easy to make lol
    Talat: yep your right, my mom in law is vegetarian and Indian will check out your link

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  4. I love using canned beans for quick dishes and this looks scrumptious. :)

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  5. A very healthy and nutrients-balanced meal....and very important part is its easiness to prepare.

    Angie's Recipes

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  6. Oh yes-India is a 'heaven' for vegetarians!!

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  7. It's not easy to be a vegetarian/vegan in Hong Kong. Your bean and rice looks healthy, delish and filling.

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  8. I wish I could go vegetarian,but I seem to need animal protein. I love black beans and rice but treat it more as a side dish than an entree.

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  9. Ah! Beans and rice is such a favorite dish on our table. I usually add a protein, however, and yet only enough to give it some flavor and texture. Although we still eat meat, I'd like to think that my husband and I have moved to being more 'flexitarian' - that is, that animal protein no longer makes up the majority of our meals. And I agree: Indian cuisine is marvelous for meatfree dishes that aren't simply large portions of a side dish!

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  10. super simple recipe - perfect, perfect for a busy work week! ~Mina

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  11. lisa: quick is good lol
    angie: yep
    sweta: it so is
    kenny; thanks
    judy: but the beans are protein lol, I know i love bacon too much!
    tangled noodle: flexitarian: like it
    Mina: right lol
    Rebecca

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  12. I love black beans! These looks spicy and so delicious!

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  13. this is so easy it makes itself - there is nothing better than a nice bowl of beans and rice - its perfect for a reason!

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  14. I totally agreed with Angie! This is the best meal especially for dinner. Diana(spanish..Iowa)..You have to KIV this recipe for your dinner, honey! ha ha...

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  15. The beans and rice looks fantastic, very healthy!

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  16. doggybloggy: I agree
    my little space: yep
    Rebecca

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  17. Yum, delicious!! India is probably one of my top choices, too...

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  18. Looks so nice and easy! I'm going to keep this in mind for nights with a quick dinner.

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  19. I love a simple rice and beans. I've had to make all my beans from dried here. I enjoy it, but I am looking forward to the ability to grab a quick can when I don't want to spend all day making a dish that uses them. Looks tasty!

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  20. Maris:sounds like a plan
    Lori: oh I know soaking dried is a hassle sometimes, but with Indian food I do this, Rebecca

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  21. Sounds like a good idea for dinner.

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  22. A healthy & yummie dinner!!

    I love beans with rice!!

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  23. sweet and savory: it it so easy
    Sophie:thanks its a great combo

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