Friday, May 18, 2012

Black Beans and Rice

Beans are one of nature's most perfect foods.
They are packed with minerals, protein and fiber.
Here's one of our favorite ways to enjoy them.

Black Beans and Rice

2 C cooked black beans (any kind will do)
1 onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 t cumin
2 t salt
sprinkle of red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf

Sautee onion with spices until tender (6 minutes).
Add cooked beans and tomato. 
Let simmer at least 10 minutes.
(This dish is actually better the next day.)
Remove bay leaf.
Serve with white or brown rice,
pasta or added to tacos or chili.

See our simple method for cooking beans here.