Tuesday, March 11, 2008


1 C. brown rice
3 C. cooked black beans (with liquid)
2 tsp. hot red pepper sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt (less if beans are salted)
2 avocados, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
1-2 large ears corn, cut off cob
4 green onions, chopped
Chopped red or green leaf lettuce
½-1 C. fresh chopped cilantro

· 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 uncovered 30-35 minutes, turn off heat and place on lid until ready to serve
· Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine beans with red pepper sauce, cumin, and salt; heat until hot
· Prepare raw vegetables as suggested and place in separate bowls
· To serve, mound rice on individual plates, spoon on black bean mixture, and top with generous portions of vegetables as desired
· Serve with more hot red pepper sauce on top, if desired.

This recipe is from Creatively Complete Dinners.... for the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle - my newest cookbook - and it's really awesome! For lots of other great recipes, get your copy here: http://erleentilton.com/store.htm .

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton