Tuesday, June 21, 2011

black beans and rice

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This is so great for Meatless Mondays and it is my teenager's favourite!! It is also VERY easy!

If you don't want to make the black beans from scratch, use canned.  And instead of me writing organic on everything, everything but the Margaritaville salsa was organic. :)

3 cans (about 5-6 cups) black beans
3 cups rice
olive oil
fennel seeds
sage
rosemary
fresh chopped garlic
4 stalks of celery
1 medium onion
avocado
organic blue corn flax seed tort chips
Margaritaville salsa
Optional - corn and/or pineapple


Cook rice according to package (mine took about 20 minutes).

On medium heat, heat the olive oil and all spices, add chopped celery and onion (keep a little onion out for topping).  The amount of spice you use, is really according to your taste.  We like things a little spicier than average I think.  I used about 2 teas. of fennel seeds, 2 pinches of sage and rosemary and 2 teas. of garlic.


Add black beans and let cook for about 5 minutes.
While everything is cooking, slice your avocado. Top with avocado, salsa, chips & onion.
Add optional corn and/or pineapple.
Very fast and easy, but very healthy dinner!  Let me know how you like it! :)








For the perfect summer dessert...cherries!

18 comments:

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Nicole Feliciano said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Momtrends Friday Food (http://www.momtrends.com/2011/06/friday-food-farmers-classic-pickle-event/) and adding this recipe. Have a great weekend.

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Melissa said...

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LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Beans and rice are always a favorite in my house.

And cherries! We just bought some yesterday. ;)

I am visiting from the Alexa hop. It is nice to "meet" you. I hope you have a great week!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

SusieQTpies said...

Yum! I'll have to try this on my kids! Thanks for stopping in today for the Friendly Wednesday Blog hop! I appreciate it.

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BLT said...

This looks SO good! I can't wait to try it! <3

LINDY said...

Gotta try this recipe! It looks delish! Stumbled your post :P

Karen said...

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dani84m said...

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island girl said...

Thank you, thank you for the lovely mentions!! Have a great weekend, if I haven't already..I'll be stopping by your blogs...such a busy week!!