Monday, March 31, 2008

BLACK BEANS AND RICE

Rice 'n' Beans is a very popular dish throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as well as in communities of Latino people elsewhere.The dish usually consists of white rice accompanied by brown, red or black, dry beans and seasoned in various ways. Different regions have different preferences.They are either served side by side or mixed together.(courtesy-wikipedia)

I prefer to mix it all together and also add other seasonings to suit my flavor.So without further delay here is the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

Cooked white rice-3 cups

black beans-1 can

onions-1 medium size,diced

green pepper/red pepper-half a piece,diced small

garlic-2 cloves,minced

green chillies-2-3,finely chopped

white vinegar-2 tsp

hot sauce-few dashes

cajun seasoning-2-3 tsp

lemon juice-a little

coriander leaves- to garnish

salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

Add a tbsp of oil in a pan.When it gets slightly hot add garlic and green chillies.Let it brown slowly, then add onion and pepper.Sprinkle some salt and pepper.Should not brown the onions,it just needs to get soft.Drain out the water from the can aand add the beans into the pan.Mix it all together.Add in the vinegar and few dashes of hot sauce according to ur preference.Then add the cajun seasonings to the mixture.It gives a nice southern flavor to the dish.You can use any other seasoning you like if u dont like cajun flavor.Before adding the rice ,the liquid in this mixture should be slightly evaporated otherwise the rice will get mushy.It just needs to be slightly moist enough for everything to be combined together.Adjust the salt.Garnish with coriander leaves and sprinkle some lemon juice.Serve it hot with any meat.

10 comments:

Seena said...

Ranji, am not familiar to Us dishes and thanks for sharing the same.Looks wonderful and give a try once.. :)

Dhivya said...

hey ramnji this one sounds simple and different:))itmust have tasted good!!!love the color

Uma said...

Looks delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

Have nt heard of this earlier...looks yummy

sowmya said...

nice picture...looks delicious..

sowmya said...

nice picture...looks delicious..

Pearlsofeast said...

seems to be a very healthy recipe.Will certainly try it

Anonymous said...

ranji dear...
wonderful recipe!!!!! looks good.... will be tasty too..... above all contains almost all the nutrients........expecting more wonderful dishes.....

Madhavi said...

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ranji said...

Thank u all for the lovely comments and for visiting my site.I really appreciate it.