Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rice and Black Beans


Hi everyone! Today's menu includes Rice and Black Beans, Cajun Chicken and Corn-bread Muffins! Yumm!

Let's start with the Rice and Black Beans. This is a very easy recipe and a fast way to make Rice and Black Beans, but I assure you, it is full of flavor!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 cup of white rice
1 can of black beans
2 cups of chicken broth
1 tablespoon of chicken flavor seasoning
1 tablespoon of chopped dried onions
2 garlic cloves

2 cups of warm water
salt to taste
and 2 teaspoon of dry oregano

Soak the rice in the warm water and set aside for about 5 minutes. (Soaking the rice in warm water, will allow the rice to cook evenly in less time.)

In a large skillet, add 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil and cook the garlic until golden brown. (for about 3-4 minutes on medium low heat.)
By doing this, we will be infusing the oil with tons of garlic flavor.

Once the garlic becomes golden brown, remove it from the pan.

Drain the rice and fry it in the garlic oil for about 2 or 3 minutes, until it becomes slightly transparent. Season with 1 tablespoon of chicken flavor seasoning and 1 tablespoon of chopped dry onions. Stir well and add two cups of chicken broth, stir again and cover with a lid, let it cook for about 10 minutes on low heat.

Rinse and drain the black beans, season with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of dry oregano, taste for flavor and add more salt if needed. Transfer to the pan with the rice and sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of oregano, stir with the rice and cover with a lid, let it cook until the liquid is completely gone and the rice is tender. (for about 20 more minutes) Add more liquid if needed.

That's it! Garnish with fresh parsley and you are ready to eat!

Enjoy!

To watch this video Recipe please click HERE!

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