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Black Beans and Rice

Today I needed a quick and easy dish for dinner. So I threw together some black beans that I had soaking with rices, diced tomatoes and some herbs. It was quite the easy and tasty meal. Serve with salsa, greek yogurt or sour cream and tortilla chips.

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups of black beans or 1 (15 ounce) can drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice

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This is one of my family’s favorite meals. I first discovered this meal in a Weight Watchers cook book years ago. Since that time I now make my own yellow rice and sometimes if I remember to soak the black beans – I’ll use dried instead of canned. I found this link that converts dried beans to canned ratio’s.

  • 1 (5 ounce package of rice mix or use this recipe
  • 1 (15 ounce ) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sliced green onions or chives

Cook rice according to directions or recipe. Set aside and keep warm. Drain beans, reserving 2 tbsp liquid. Combine beans, reserved liquid, lime juice, chili powder, and cumin in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until throughly heated. Remove from heat, stir in 1 Tbsp cilantro. Spoon 3/4 cup of rice onto plate and top with 1/3 cup of bean mixture. Sprinkly with remaining 1 Tbsp cilantro. Dollop each serving with 1 Tbsp sour cream/greek yogurt and sprinkle each with 1 tsp green onions. Also serve with tortilla chips.

Serves 3

Source: Down to Earth

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I love this recipe – it comes from a good friend back near South Bend. I miss her dearly. I hope someday to meet up with her again. She is such a sweet and spiritual person. At anyrate I had a ton of sweet potato’s from our City Fresh pick ups the last few weeks.  I had thought about doing a frittata recipe that I have but because of the recent cold weather I decide on soup. Note: Today is beautiful and 73 – go figure.

Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup/Stew

3 T veg oil
2 med red, white or yellow onions
1 can chopped green chiles or fresh jalapenos
2 T fresh minced ginger
4 chopped garlic cloves
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp thyme
1 pound black beans soaked overnight and drained
6-10 cups water or stock (depending how thick you want it)
2 med sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4″ pieces
1 T brown sugar
2 tsp salt
6 green onions chopped
fresh cilantro chopped
lime wedges

Heat oil and saute onions for 5 min; add chiles, ginger, garlic, allspice and
thyme and stir for 3 more minutes.
Add beans and water/stock and heat to boiling;reduce and simmer for 90
minutes;add sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and salt and cook for 30 more minutes;
add green onions and heat for 3 minutes.
Serve with fresh cilantro and lime wedges, avocado, sour cream, yogurt etc….

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