Beans and Rice

Here it is! Slightly late, but still the day I said a new recipe would be here. I think that deserves a small pat on the back!

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Beans and Rice is a staple in my house. This is mostly because I love Mexican food and this is fairly simple, but I love that way you can jazz it up with toppings and sauces. Kind of the same with sausages.

Since I can’t have sour cream, or yogurt (my fav), I tried my hand at making a vegan lime sour cream. It was allllright! The key is tofu. I know some people hate it, and really I am one of you guys….but this stuff is just tasty. Eating a big piece of tofu is different than eating a lime sauce that fools you into thinkings it’s really sour cream.

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Anyway, here is the recipe.

This serves 4.

Ingredients:

Rice dish

1 chopped tomato

3/4 cup uncooked rice

1 onion chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, grated

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of cumin

1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon lime rind

1 handful of greens

1 bottle of salsa (for eating)

Sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 package silken tofu

1 teaspoon of salt

rind of 1 lime

Directions:

First cook the 3/4 cup of rice with 1 1/2 cups of water. While thats cooking you can prep your vegetables etc. For the sauce you need to blend up your silken tofu until it’s smooth, probably using a blender. Then you can add the salt, lemon juice, and lime rind. Adjust to taste, and refrigerate until everything is ready to eat.

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Once the rice is done you can add the oil to the pan and heat to medium. Then saute your onions, adding the garlic near the end so it doesn’t burn. Add the tomato, rice, beans, seasonings and mix together. Lastly, add in the greens and cover the pan until it they have wilted and everything has melded.

Serve with lime “sour cream”, salsa, nacho chips/ tortilla wraps. Enjoy!

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