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Black Beans And Rice

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  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, chopped fine
  Sweet red pepper 1 Small, cored, seeded, and chopped fine
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Cooked and drained black beans 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Long grain rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Low sodium chicken broth 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Red pepper flakes 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Bay leaf 1
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

In a large heavy saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over moderate heat for 1 minute; add the onion and red pepper and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.
Add the garlic, black beans, rice, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, thyme, and bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
Adjust the heat so that the mixture bubbles gently.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
Remove the bay leaf, spoon the rice and beans onto 4 heated plates, and sorinkle each portion with the cheese.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Rice, Bean

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