Black bean and Rice Dinner

April 1, 2011

Black bean and Rice Dinner

1 cup water

1 cup brown rice (instant)

1 can (15 oz.) black beans

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp curry powder

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 pinches of cayenne pepper

3 pinches of sesame seeds

Bring the water to a boil, then add the rice.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered.  Meanwhile, pour the beans into a small pot (do not rinse the beans) and put on medium heat.  Add the spices to the beans and stir to combine.

Cook for about 10 minutes.  Scoop yourself some rice on a plate, top it with the beans (I spooned on a some of the liquid, as well, for extra flavor), then sprinkle on some sesame seeds.  It tasted great and it’s healthy!  Just the right amount of spice, but I did sprinkle a little more salt on top.

And I must not forget to talk about the wine I drank while cooking this dinner!  It is a Merlot from California called Leese-Fitch.

Leese-Fitch has the great, mild taste of a Merlot, but with almost a sweet after taste.  It was quite delectable!  I definitely recommend it!


5 Responses to “Black bean and Rice Dinner”

  1. Ashley said

    Looks delish!

  2. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan said

    That wine was indeed delish!

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