Adobo Black Beans

IMG_8578In my house, there is nothing better than rice and beans. To top that, there is nothing better than really flavorful rice and beans. Cue the adobo seasoning: sea salt, garlic, onion, black pepper, oregano, bay,and turmeric. I love this stuff and my kitchen smells great every time I open that spice mix.

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Makes 2 heaping bowls

1 cup cooked black beans *
1 cup cooked brown rice *
1/2 onion
1/2 cup diced red, orange and yellow peppers
1 carrot
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 scallion, for garnish

* Cook the black beans and rice right before or way before and store.

Dice the onion, peppers and carrot. Press the garlic. Slice the scallion.

Sauté the onion in a big nonstick pan until just softening. Add the garlic, peppers and carrots. Spring with adobo seasoning. Toss to coat the vegetables. Add the coconut milk and deglaze the pan. When the vegetables are soft, add the black beans and heat through.

Serve over rice topped with scallions. Enjoy!

Friday Night Bites: Black Beans, Rice & Tortilla Chips

This is the perfect Friday night dinner. Almost no effort but really delicious and healthy   I always keep a box of black beans in the back of the cupboard for exactly this kind of meal. I just have to add an avocado, fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro. My son likes to help me make my homemade tortilla chips but you can just as easily buy them or skip them all together.

Black beans
Fresh cilantro

Make the rice. Heat up the beans. Slice up the avocado. Chop the cilantro.

Make a plate: rice, beans and avocado. Sprinkle with cilantro and hit each plate with juice of half of a lime. Then season the plate with salt.

Serve with chips. Enjoy!