While converting the old recipes from the original site to the new format, I came across these Easy Black Beans and Rice.
This can be made as a side dish as well as a great vegetarian main dish because black beans and rice together make a complete protein.
And if you make extra rice one night like I always do, this cooks up in about 15 minutes. Even if you have to cook the rice in another 5 minutes you could have these instead.
This recipe also has a number of variations:
- Mexican – add some frozen or canned corn and jalapenos along with oregano and chili powder.
- Cajun – swap some chopped bell peppers for the celery and add a little Cajun spice.
- Italian – add diced tomatoes, basil, oregano and parsley.
You get the idea.
Chop up the onions, celery and garlic and quickly sauté:
Add the cooked rice and beans:
Then spice it up and serve.
Tonight we are having the original version with some grilled pork chops.
Until next time, happy eating.