Saturday, May 02, 2009

Cuban Black Beans + Rice


To say it's been a long time since my last post is clearly a gross understatement.

However, instead of trying to catch you up on all of my shenanigans (several cooking classes, a fantastic concert, mild food poisoning, and a brutal non-Swine-Flu-related-cold), I've decided to just stick to the recipe for this post. You see, I have a date with Flight of the Conchords in Milwaukee today, and I don't wanna miss it!


So, here's a tasty, no-frills recipe that I lifted (and veganized) from "Real Simple" magazine... and a clip of the hilarious FOTC, of course. Just make sure to watch this before you eat, otherwise you might blow beans out of your nose.


I'll be back with a more substantial post asap. I promise.

Recipe: Cuban Black Beans + Rice
(adapted from "Real Simple" magazine, March 2009 issue)

1 c. long-grain brown or white rice + water for cooking
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-in. pieces
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Kosher salt + freshly-ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 15.5-oz. cans black beans, rinsed
1 tsp. oregano
1 c. water
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
4 radishes, chopped
1/4 c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

1.) Cook rice according to the package directions.
2.) Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1 tsp. salt, & 1⁄4 tsp. black pepper & cook, stirring occasionally, until softened (approx. 5 - 7 mins.) Add cumin, cooking for 1 min.
3.) Next, add beans, oregano, & 1 c. water. Simmer, covered, for 10 min.
4.) Add vinegar to pot, & smash some of the beans with a fork to thicken.
5.) Serve beans over rice, topping with radishes & cilantro.

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8 comments:

  1. I used to make cuban black beans and rice all the time. So simple and flavorful. Thanks for reminding me of them!

    Also, the videos are kind of amazing.

    Have I nice time in Wisconsin! It really is the best state in America (ha.)

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  2. You're back and with another fabulous recipe! At least you had fun while you were away (ok, well, not the flu part).

    Have fun!

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  3. Glad you're feeling better! Those beans and rice look yummy!

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  4. This looks so fresh and delicious for spring! Wonderful colors!

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  5. Do we have teh SAME kind of humor or what!
    that is my old time fav eppie of fotc!

    I've tried to catch them a few times but SOLD OUT seems to be the ONLY word I see!

    But yay you got to see them and bret is mine!thankuverymuch. hehehe

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  6. Ahem.

    It takes an even more awesome person to recognize an awesome person.

    Word.

    ;)

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  7. they are so funny.

    sorry to hear about food poisoning and sickness. blog vacations are supposed to be filled only with fun.

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  8. I made this last night and they were wonderful! So simple and full of flavor. Thank you for posting this!

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