A high-fiber dish combining an abundance of black beans and rice traditional in our South and Southwest.
Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
Serves: 6 person(s)
Preparation Time: 20 mins
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder, or red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish
When the liquid come to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Remove from heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and turn it into a large mixing bowl.
When the rice is cooled to room temperature, add the beans, bell peppers and the onion.
In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, curry powder, salt and sugar. Whisk in the oil. drizzle the dressing over the rice and beans, tossing with a fork until blended. Arrange on a serving platter, sprinkle on the cilantro and serve.
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