This recipe is from the first vegetarian cookbook I ever got. It was a gift from my Aunt Julie when I was about 14 years old. It’s called Quick Vegetarian Pleasures.
Beans and rice is an easy, filling and inexpensive meal. The method for cooking brown rice in this recipe is my favorite way to cook it:
- 1.5 cups brown rice
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Put in a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes.
The ingredients for making the beans is only 5 ingredients: 3 cups red beans (aka 2 cans), 2 onions, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 cup salsa and water.
There are not many vegetables in this dish, so I like to serve it with sauteed kale or some other hearty vegetable. Season with salt and pepper if necessary, top with avocado and eat!