Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wild Red Beans

Something that has impressed me is that there has been very little complaining about this diet. Ike will tease a little about being the only teenager who doesn't get ice cream, chips, or hamburgers (and he does - at school, church, friend's homes), but he doesn't complain.

In fact, everyone eats what I make, no matter how many veggies I stuff into it. Regardless of how healthy it tastes, they like it! And eat it until it is all gone! No food fights!

So many strange things happening in our home.

The following recipe had me worried - I thought they would complain - but they loved it.

Wild Red Beans
2 carrots - chopped
1 red pepper - chopped
1 onion - chopped
2-3 minced garlic - minced
1 1/2 cup wild rice
3 cups water

Spray a large sauce pan with Pam and quickly saute  garlic, add chopped veggies  and saute until veggies start to soften - add a tablespoon of water if veggies stick to pan - then add 1 1/2 cups wild rice and 3 cups water. Cover with lid and cook 30 minutes or until rice is done.

1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 28 oz can tomatoes
1 15 oz can black beans - drained
1 15 oz can kidney beans - drained (you can use all kidney if you like, I like the black bean texture)
1/3 cup green onion - chopped
2 tsp Red Hot sauce - or to taste
Spray sauce pan with Pam and quickly toast the chili powder and cumin, then add tomatoes and beans and simmer while rice cooks. Add hot sauce to taste and stir green onions in right before serving. I don't add any salt because the tomatoes and beans are packed with salt, but if you are using salt free beans and tomatoes you might want some extra salt. Garnish with parsley and serve with hot sauce on the side.

Serve beans over rice with a side of citrus salad (grapefruit and oranges - they taste wonderful together).

This is the wild rice mix I like - got it at Costco.


Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

That looks absolutely delicious.

Linda said...

looks yummy

Linda said...

I just got my cholesterol report: LDL dropped from 188 to 164. HDL raised from 38 to 47.

Julie said...

That looks totally yummy and I have to ask...no gas? I think we wouldn't be able to be in the same room with each other! Does that go away after you eat like this for awhile? Sorry, maybe that's a dumb question.

Sally said...

I think this looks so delicious. I love beans, I love garlic and onions and I really love tomatoes. I am going to try this.

Linda said...

This looks delish.

Jen and Kent said...

oooohhhh...that rice from Costco is my favorite! I will definately be trying this recepie. It looks delicious!