Black Beans and Rice

This is a really common meal for us.  It’s simple, tastes great, and is healthy!  Top with shredded cheese and chopped tomatoes if you like.



1 C dry black beans, soaked overnight

1 3/4 C water

1 small onion, roughly chopped

3 garlic cloves, cut in half

1 t salt

1/4 t cayenne pepper (or chili powder but more of it)

2 t whole cumin seeds

  1. Start cooking the rice.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Adjust the spices and salt
  4. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro

3 responses to “Black Beans and Rice

  1. Thats a favorite here too! To change things you up can thinly grade some sweet potato over the whole thing. It adds some nice sweetness and its more fun than like shredded carrots. Are sweet potatos/yams available to you?

  2. And by grade I meant grate.

  3. That sounds really good – I love sweet potatoes! We have something like them here, but they’re white and sort of pasty/dry. Not the same 😦

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