Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cheap, quick, easy

Black Beans and Rice
Serves 4


1 large onion, diced small
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
1 tsp ground coriander seed
1 can crushed or diced tomatoes
1 can black beans (1 1/2 cups cooked)
1 head brocolli, cut into florets
black pepper

2 cups uncooked brown rice
Lime to serve


Put rice onto cook. Meanwhile, fry onion and garlic in a little bit of oil until it starts to soften. Add cumin seeds to pan and cook until they become fragrant (don't burn!). Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until brocolli is tender/bright green.

When rice is cooked mix it altogether and serve with a wedge of lime :)


So good to make this on a work night. Onions and garlic are something I've always got, and there's always some kind of bean in the freezer ready to go. The recipe is easily adaptable too, make it Italian-y by using dried basil and oregano or thyme instead of cumin and coriander. Use whatever vegetable you have in the fridge! This only takes as long as the rice to cook, and if you're the type to have leftover rice in the fridge, even better!

We've been eating way too much white pasta this week so this meal was a nice healthy break for our digestive systems.

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