Black Beans and Brown Rice

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    Black Beans and Brown Rice


    I just found this and haven't gotten a chance to try it yet, but I plan on it this weekend. I love beans and rice.

    I might add some more turkey ham to increase the protein content.

    From http://www.backwoodshome.com/recipes/row050115.html

    Ingredients
    1 lb. black beans, rinsed and sorted
    2 Tbsp. margarine
    2 onions, coarsely chopped
    3-4 bay leaves
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1/2 lb. diced turkey ham
    2 10-3/4-oz. cans chicken stock
    1 Tbsp. chili powder (or to taste)
    1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
    2-3 cups cooked long grain brown rice

    Method
    Cover beans with cold water and boil 3 minutes, remove from heat, and let stand for 1 hour.
    Drain beans. Heat margarine in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and bay leaves and cook until onions are soft. Add garlic and turkey ham and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add chicken stock, black beans, chili powder and cayenne. Add water to cover mixture if necessary. Cover and simmer beans until tender but not mushy, approximately 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
    When beans are cooked stir in brown rice and adjust seasonings and liquid, if necessary. Mixture should be very moist but not soupy. Serve with a green salad and warm tortillas or French bread.

    Note: to prepare a nice light brown rice make sure you are using long grain brown rice. Use a ratio of slightly more than 1 part water to 1 part rice (e.g.; 11/8 cup of water to 1 cup of rice) Put rice and water in a heavy saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a very low simmer and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook rice for exactly 31 minutes. Do not remove lid during cooking! After removing rice from heat let set about 10 minutes. Remove cover and fluff rice with a fork.

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    awesome. nice find
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    I would take out the sodium laden chicken stock and replace the margarine with olive oil.

    Never had turkey ham... I'll try this.
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    You can get low sodium chicken stock.

    I'll probably replace the margarine with olive oil too.

    There is a turkey farm near where I live, and all the local supermarkets sell turkey pastrami, turkey ham, etc. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkarp
    You can get low sodium chicken stock.

    Didn't know they made such a thing!
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    HMM good ole' soul food (healthy)... emmm good !!!
  

  
 

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