Monday, July 5, 2010

Meatless Mondays!

In an effort to save money on my food budget, we've jumped onto the "Meatless Monday" bandwagon! Tonight I made one of my favorites from the low-fat early 90's! I practically lived on beans and rice (which may explain why my first husband and I divorced) while I was a devout follower of Dr. Gabe Mirkin.

Here's the recipe I used...and yum, it makes me wish I didn't eat low carb 90% of the time! Oy!


* 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
* 1 onion, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 3+ if you're already married)
* 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
* 1 1/2 cups low sodium, low fat vegetable broth
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 3 1/2 cups canned black beans, drained


1. In a stockpot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes. Add the rice and saute for 2 minutes.
2. Add the vegetable broth, bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add the spices and black beans.


  1. Yum! I hear you on the bean & rice diet of yesteryear. :)

  2. That looks lovely! We're always looking for new meatless recipes as my eldest just turned 'pescatarian'.....!?! xx

  3. Yum! That sounds great and I have nearly all of it in my pantry. 3.5 cups of black that about 2 cans?

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