Thursday, October 13, 2011

4 Cheese Black Beans & Brown Rice - Mexican

Know What You Eat:The combination of whole-grain brown rice and fiber-rich beans makes this a nutritionally super side dish. Black beans are high in protein, magnesium, manganese, folate, potassium, calcium and iron. Black beans are very low in calorie and almost fat-free. They are great for the health and should be the part of our daily diet. They are economical and can be purchased in bulk and stored in airtight containers for at least one year.

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Recipe: 4 Cheese Mexican Black Beans & Brown Rice
Serves = 2                                                                               Total Active time: 15 mins

Ingredients

    1 C Brown rice, cooked
    2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
    1 medium Onion, chopped
    2 medium Tomatoes, finely chopped
    2 C red bell pepper, seeded and diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    4 Cheese Blend, vegetarian shredded cheese
    1 C Black beans,soaked overnight & cooked OR 1- 19ounces Canned Black Beans
    1 1/2 tsp Oregano
    1/2 tsp Paprika
    1/4 tsp cumin seeds OR Powder
    1/2 tsp Taco Seasoning
    1 tsp Cider Vinegar
    1/4 tsp Hot sauce, any variety
    1/8 tsp freshly Ground Pepper
    1/3 C Cilantro, chopped
    1/3 C Scallions, chopped

Preparation
  • Soak brown rice for atleast 3-4 hours and cook it. Set aside.
  • Pick over beans to remove imperfect beans and any foreign matter. Rinse well in cold running water.Soak overnight cook it. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, add cumin seeds and sauté onion, pepper over medium heat until onions are tender and translucent. Add minced garlic and oregano when onions begin to color (about 5 minutes). Do not allow garlic to brown. Add remaining ingredients; except rice, tomatoes and scallions, mix well.
  • Stir mixture into beans in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for a while about 5 mins. Serve over steamed brown rice while still hot.
  • Garnish it with chopped tomatoes, scallions, cheese and or cilantro.
  • Microwave for 2 mins on high for cheese to melt over.Serve with freshly made salsa.

25 comments:

Prabhamani said...

Very Healthy & Fulfilling dish :)

VRN said...

what is vegetarian cheese?

Rekha shoban said...

looks colourful n healthy!!

ANU said...

wow awesome looking, colorful and healthy recipe dear...


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Kalpana Sareesh said...

such an healthy n filling dish so so good..

Alpana said...

Such a colourful & delicious looking dish.....perfect for the festival season.

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for quick your comments...

@VRN - Vegetarian Cheese is nothing but cheese made out of vegetarian | plant source and NOT with animal source/rennet..

veg cheese for eg: Amul, Cabot brand..

Deeksha said...

looks nice n tasty.

Manju said...

:) looks delicious! I like it that you've used brown rice here and it gets masked with the beans and other ingredients. I have a lot of brown rice sitting around that I need to use up..this sounds like a good way to do that!

sangee vijay said...

wat a healthy and delicious rice...loved it..thanx for sharing such super doper healthy recipe..

R said...

looks awesome and its so healthy. what is vegetarian cheese?

Priya said...

Wat a nutritious and colourful dish..

divya said...

wow awesome looking, colorful and healthy recipe dear...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow never try tis before but looks so tempting and healthy too:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

healthy and filling one pot meal

Spandana said...

Looks so delicious and healthy.. Love Mexican any time!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy, colorful and thts a lovely bowl of goodness looks so yummy!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy, colorful n yummy

Tina said...

Healthy and delicious dish..

Angie's Recipes said...

Very colourful and tasty!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Its really very new kind of recipe,sounds great

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Healthy and just delicious.....

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Babli said...

Looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

Jay said...

sounds amazingly tasty dear...love your cliks..;)
Tasty Appetite

SkinnyMommy said...

This looks so great-I love anything with black beans! :)

 
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