Friday, May 27, 2011

A different kind of Rice 'n' Beans...

Yesterday I realized that I haven't done a food blog in a really long time (there goes yet another one of my NY resolutions!) so I figured I should whip something up to get those taste-buds stimulated...and so being the lazy cook that I am, I opted for a traditional favourite: rice and beans...but this time with my own flair and twist added here is a very simple recipe for a different kind of rice and beans...enjoy...

Vegetables washed and chopped
(You can use any veggies you like-I used the ones featured below)
1 cup Bean Medley (drained and washed)
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 cup rice (I only had white but brown is the yummiest)
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled (optional)
1 tbsp white vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Any other kind of seasonings that you like (I used basil, thyme and a medley that my mother-in-law made which I can provide the recipe for later)

The veggies I used included:
1/2 tomato chopped
1/4 cucumber chopped
2 Greek-style hot peppers chopped
2 green onions chopped
1/4 green pepper chopped
1/2 avocado chopped

How to:
Cook your rice until fluffy
Mix all your veggies in a bowl with feta and beans and almonds

When rice is finished let it cool for a little bit and then add to your veggies and beans
Mix all ingredients together along with your vinegar and spices
So there you have it....a lazy person's rice and beans with a healthy twist...this is great on a hot day for lunch and it can also be served warm or cold...TGIF everyone...
Love K


Moroccan fashion diary said...

It looks delicious !

Kat said...

Simple and healthy - I'm not a big beans person but I might make an exception as I know my boyfriend would love this! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

This looks DELICIOUS

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