This is a hearty meal that has only a few ingredients but is amazingly well balanced. The beans add protein and the rice is a great complex carbohydrate that adds protein with very little fat. A great vegetarian dish.
Serves 4[gn_box title=”Ingredients” color=”#FFCC00″]
- 1 onion diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 2 cans black beans (not drained)
- 1 tsp. oil or butter
- 1/2 tsp cumin or chili powder
- 2 cups cooked rice [/gn_box]
Sauté the onion and green pepper in the oil or butter until softened and the onion has turned a bit brown and caramelized. Add the black beans and spices and cook on medium low for an additional 5 – 10 minutes until the liquid is almost evaporated; season with salt and pepper as needed at the end. Serve over warm rice.
NOTE: This is a versatile dish and you can change the spices to suit your taste. You can use Moroccan spices, Indian curry, or Mexican Blend. [/gn_box]