Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Great Dinner Recipe: Black Beans Over Rice

You will enjoy the simplicity, heartiness, and great taste of the black beans, rice and raw vegetables in this great one-meal dish!


1 C. brown rice
1 Tbs. oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 C. cooked black beans (with some liquid)
2 tsp. hot red pepper sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt (less if beans are salted)
½ -1 C. fresh chopped cilantro
1 large red bell pepper, diced
2 large carrots, diced
Chopped red or green leaf lettuce

* To cook rice: in medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water to boiling and add rice.
* Turn heat down to a light simmer, don’t stir, simmer 30-35 minutes, turn off heat and place on lid until ready to serve.
* Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet, and stir-fry onion until softened.
* Stir in black beans and liquid to make it saucy, hot pepper sauce, cumin, and salt.
* Prepare vegetables as suggested.
* To serve, mound rice on individual plates, spoon on black bean mixture, and top with generous portions of vegetables as desired.

This recipe is from Creatively Complete Dinners.... for the Healthy Woman Lifestyle series. To pre-order this book, go to .