Red Beans and RicePosted: February 20, 2012
No our dinner had nothing to do with the Mardis Gras festivities, but it did involve red bean and rice!
When my mom and I were in Costa Rica last year, we had the most amazing black beans all of the time for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They were cooked in a slow cooker and I loved combining them with a tortilla and eggs in the morning. I could not get over their creaminess and I attempted to recreate that tonight for dinner.
I added some fresh cilantro, salsa, and a lime slice to the beans after spooning them on top of rice cooker brown rice that I doctored up with more cilantro and lime. We love cilantro around these parts, and I used to hate it!
Along with our beans and rice I made up some fresh Maryland greens with MD beet chips. I had no idea you could cook beets so fast! 475 18min thin slices aka “chips”, olive oil, s&p. They were crispy and delicious. I will no longer wait an hour for my beets to roast and then burn my fingers trying to peel them! I got the idea from my Fast, Fresh, and Green cookbook, that we got for our wedding.
I hope everyone enjoyed their President’s Day and hopefully you had the day off as well!!!