Sunday, January 1, 2012

cuban rice and beans


3/4 cup brown rice, dry
1 (15 oz can) black beans
1 medium yellow onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red 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 chicken stock
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


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 20. Uncover and simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until rice and beans are cooked through and stock is absorbed.

*Adapted from

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