Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Beans and Rice
Very often you will find a recipe for this combination. In this version it follows the dietary guidelines I spoke about yesterday. However you can add any kind of meat you wish. I often make this and then use it a filling for Vegan Burrito.
1/2 white onion
1.2 green peppers
2 – Stocks of celery
1 – 2 cloves of garlic
Rough chop all of the above and put in a food processor. Pulse until they are a fine dice but not a puree. Place all of the mixture in a cold nonstick skillet and then turn on the heat to medium. You do not have to use any oil – the moisture from the vegetables and the nonstick skillet will keep them from sticking. Cook until the mixture is translucent and slightly brown.
1 can of diced tomatoes – including the liquid
1 can of black or red beans – drained and rinsed
1 package of taco seasoning OR add your own blend
Cook for 5 – 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the salt
Combine with cooked rice for a filling or set on the table with cooked rice.
Once the vegetables are cooked add your favorite meat and then add your seasoning. Cook for 5 minutes before you add the tomatoes and the beans.