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Black Beans And Rice

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  Dried black beans 1 Pound, washed and drained
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lean ham/Turkey 4 Ounce, chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Hot cooked rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Sweet onion rings 8

In a large saucepan place beans and enough water to cover.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Boil for 2 minutes; remove from heat.
Let stand for 1 hour; drain.
To the beans add 6 cups water, bay leaves, salt and pepper.
Stir in ham.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Reduce heat; cover.
Simmer for 2 hours, adding additional water if necessary.
Remove bay leaves.
In a small skillet heat olive oil over low heat.
Add onion, green pepper and garlic.
Saute for several minutes.
To the bean mixture add sauteed vegetables.
Into individual serving bowls spoon rice.
Spoon beans over rice.
Top each serving with an onion ring.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Rice, Bean
Everyday, Healthy

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