Rice and beans, beans and rice–however you name it, this dish is a classic and a staple worth knowing how to make well.
- 1 lb. black beans
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1½ cups chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 3 cups rice
- 1 (4 oz.) can pimento slices, drained
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.
- In large, heavy-bottomed pot, stir together beans, green pepper, oil, onion, garlic, salt, and bay leaves. Cover with water, cover, and boil for 1 hour.
- Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are very tender, stirring occasionally, and adding water if needed (3-4 hours).
- Remove and mash about ⅓ of beans. Return to pot. Stir and heat through. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice.
- Cook rice according to package directions.
- Serve over warm rice, garnished with pimento and lemon wedges.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Total Carbohydrate 100g||36%|
|Dietary Fiber 14.5g||52%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 79g|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Water, Cooked White Rice (water, Rice), Black Beans, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Pimentos (pimentos, Water, Trace Of Citric Acid), Lemon, Lemon Juice, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Salt, Bay Leaf.
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