Argentina’s Black Bean & Rice Specialty
This Latin American favorite is famous for its simplicity and natural flavors; the sweet bell pepper and fresh lettuce blend beautifully with rich cheese, delicious with bright tomatoes. Cheese is non-dairy of course, all of my dishes are gluten, wheat, dairy, meat and (mostly) soy free.
Why It’s Awesome
The grain and legume combo go together “like peas and carrots” as Forest Gump would say. These staple foods feed many cultures around the world, making up a complete plant protein that even the staunchest of meat eaters will enjoy. It’s rich in iron too!
Ingredients (1 Portion Meal)
1 Clove Garlic
Spices to taste: paprika, chili powder
¼ Bunch of Cilantro
½ Red Bell Pepper
½ Cooked Black Beans
2 Leaves Iceberg Lettuce
½ Cup Cooked Brown Rice
30g Non-Dairy Cheese
2 tablespoons Salsa
How We Make It At WFV
Slice bell pepper and chop lettuce. Peel, smash and chop garlic. Pour a few tablespoons of broth into a pan and cook over medium heat until it bubbles. Add spices, fry at medium heat. Stir bell pepper into pan, add rice and beans, cook for a few minutes stirring occasionally with wooden spoon.
Arrange lettuce on a plate and top with cooked food. Grate cheese onto the meal. Serve with salsa. For extra zest, add lemon juice and sprinkle cracked pepper to taste.
Calories 421 | Carbohydrates 75g | Protein 20g | Fat 6.5g
Now It’s Your Turn!
Get the music rocking and grab a mojito! This simple dish costs less than $2 to make, so if you’re on a budget, it’s a great recipe to have up your sleeve especially if cooking for a family. Enjoy your meal and let me know how you like it!