CUBAN STYLE RICE AND BEANS




Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup brown rice, dry
  • 2/3 cup dry black beans, soaked (or 1 15oz can)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalepeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Saute garlic, pepper, onion and jalepeno in olive oil on medium heat until soft, 4-6 minutes
  2. Add tomato paste, vinegar, and chili powder and cook an additional 3 minutes
  3. Add rice, beans and vegetable stock and cover
  4. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium low
  5. Keep covered and simmer for 30-40 minutes, or until rice and beans are cooked through and stock is absorbed.
  6. Add cilantro and stir
  7. Serve!

http://www.generationyfoodie.com/2011/10/cuban-style-rice-and-beans.html

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