I cooked up this simple rice and beans recipe after making beans for a few years. These are great, cheap and healthy. There are many recipes for beans, so let us know yours.
Quick rice and beans recipe
cook one bag of black beans, drain, and reserve liquid
chop one large onion and saute in oil until golden brown.
clear a space in the center of the pan to add the spice.
add 1 tablespoon of smoked pimenton or smoked paprika ( you can use a mild chili powder if you like, but us a lot less. add to taste, start with one teaspoon )
let this spice cook for 30-60 seconds in the center of the pan, don't burn it though.
now stir back into the center the onions and allow the flavors to meld for 2 minutes or so.
add the drained black beans, and enough of the bean cooking liquid so the beans are thick but not like soup.
allow the beans to meld with the onion spice mixture on low heat and serve with rice and yogurt or sour cream.
season with salt and pepper
©2009 Eric Rochow