Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beans & Rice

Hello everybody,

So, I (Iain) just flipped through the recent Yummies! posts and found that the last time I posted an actual recipe was in... February. Sad. Although I did participate in cooking many of the recent featured dishes. But still, the most recent post I did was a collaborative April fools dada extravaganza, so I'm here to fix that, by posting an EXTREMELY MINDBLOWINGLY DIFFICULT DISH TO MAKE.

So, ladies and gentlefolk, I give to you...

Beans and Rice - Boshenke Style


Make beans and rice.


Okay, for real this time...

1 cup uncooked brown rice (white works too)

2 14.5 oz cans of beans (I like to go with one black, one red)
1 can diced tomatoes
3 or 4 cloves garlic
garlic powder
chili powder
black pepper
1 tbs olive oil

Optional Ingredients
1/4 to 1/2 white onion, diced
1 red chili, diced
ground coriander
a pinch of oregano
1 green pepper, diced

Music Listened To
Good lord this was long ago. I'm going to guess... Rodrigo y Gabriela


1. Cook the rice (if you don't know how, you boil the 1 cup of rice in just over 2 cups of water in a covered pot).

2. Heat the olive oil in the skillet. If you're using onions, toss them in first to let them soften. Once that's done (or if you're skipping that), put in the beans, preferably drained. The main idea is just to let them heat through, so you don't need to heat them alone for long. Add the garlic and other seasonings and stir them in (choose your own proportions!). Let it simmer to let the flavors meld.

3. If you're using green pepper, go ahead and add it now. Once it's absorbed the water, add the rice and stir it in. Lastly add the tomatoes and let the whole thing heat through. Adjust seasonings as necessary.

4. Serve up in a big bowl and top with grated cheese (right now we have some habanero jack from the coop - intense!)

And that's really all there is to it. You can make this dish super simple, or actually kind of extravagant. It's cheap, delicious and very filling, and usually you get at least one or two good lunches out of the leftovers. Perfect Americorps food, in fact...

Thanks, and see you in like a month and a half!


(I hope)

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