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Monday, August 15, 2011

Meatfree Monday: Black Beans, Corn, and Rice



     I really enjoyed this dish, and it was so easy! Originally, the recipe called for quinoa, but when I went to get that at the store, it was about $10 a pound. Delicious as it may be, that doesn't fit into our penny-pinching budget. I decided to substitute brown rice instead.
     We all really liked this dish, and we were full afterwards. I think my favorite part was the addition of the corn which really makes it stand out in comparison to other black bean and rice recipes. It just tasted fresher or something. This is really nothing like the black beans and rice I posted a couple of weeks ago!I used a combination of beef and chicken bouillon to make the broth called for in the recipe, but I found a similar recipe by Mark Bittman, that recommended substituting beer for broth instead. Next time around, we may try that and see how the flavors are different...not that they need to be different. I love this dish the way it is!

3/4 cup brown rice
1-1/2 cups broth of choice (or beer)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
fresh or dried cilantro for sprinkling

  • Put rice, broth, onion, garlic, cumin, red pepper, salt and pepper in a sauce pan. Bring to boil, cover, and reduce to simmer. Simmer until most of the liquid is gone. 
  • Stir in frozen corn and beans. Cook until heated through. 
  • Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with cilantro if desired.



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This reminds me of a dish I had at a restaurant one time

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this recipe! So nutritious, too! :)

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