Black Bean Rice is one of my all time favourite rice dishes. It was a bit of a staple of mine back when I was a student as it went with everything. I actually got this recipe from one of Jamie Oliver’s books where it’s used as a side, but I often just eat this as a main meal or a lunch by itself! It’s a really great vegetarian recipe so hopefully it’s something that a lot of you might be able to give a go.
2 spring onions
1 cinnamon stick
100 grams long-grain rice
300 ml vegetable stock
1/2 tin of black beans
Put a saucepan with a lid on a medium heat.
Add a good bit of olive oil and salt and pepper to the pan.
Finely slice the spring onions and put them into the saucepan with the cinnamon stick.
Stir and allow to soften for a minute or two, then add the rice and vegetable stock.
Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the pan.
Bring to the boil, then reduce to a medium heat. Pop the lid on and leave for 12 minutes.
I normally serve the rice with a bit of sweet chilli sauce or if I’m particularly hungry I’ll steam some salmon and serve that on the rice instead.
Hopefully you enjoyed having a read through this little recipe and maybe I’ve inspired you to give it a go next time you need something quick and easy to make! As always, thanks for reading and let me know in the comments what you thought of the recipe or what your go-to recipe is when you need something quick and delicious.
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