anyway to jazz up brown rice and black beans without adding meat?

rice and beans

  • Posted by: DNG
  • January 6, 2012
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coralwisp
coralwisp January 6, 2012

Add green onions, diced tomatoes and cilantro

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drbabs
drbabs January 6, 2012

Make it jambalaya-style. Sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper, celery. Add tomatoes, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and thyme (Or a cajun seasoning blend if you prefer) and Tabasco sauce.

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Honeybee
Honeybee January 6, 2012

I'm a big fan of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce to add great smoky meaty flavor w/o meat. Just one from the can diced will add alot. Also corn or hominy will add texture variation that is nice.

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Stephanie G
Stephanie G January 6, 2012

We have rice and beans almost weekly. I love avocado and a fruit salsa. Also, a dollop of Greek yogurt. I like to roll it up in a corn tortilla too.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx January 6, 2012

Portabello mushrooms, chunked up.

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen January 6, 2012

Caramelized onions or roasted, diced Hatch chile peppers.

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ChefJune
ChefJune January 6, 2012

Truth is, you can add any vegetable you can think of that you'd like -- or any combination of veggies -- to your rice and beans. Once threw in some previously roasted potatoes and garlic, and it was heavenly. Wouldn't have thought about adding potatoes to beans and rice, but why not?

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susan g
susan g January 6, 2012

Make black bean chili with winter squash or sweet potatoes, serve over plain rice -- or boulangere's cilantro rice -- http://www.food52.com/recipes.... Both are great recipes that would compliment each other well.
Have rice with the meal, make black bean brownies for dessert -- http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Rice and beans is a classic combination and you will find many traditional recipes -- happy eating!

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