Red beans & Brown rice medley

Red beans & Brown rice medley

This is an absolute beauty another of our staples with minimal prep time ideal if you need something easy to prep. with a cook time of around 1 hour 30 mins.

Serves 8

Main ingredient's

  • 230g red kidney beans
  • 230g white cannellini beans
  • 2Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 poblano pepper (or green bell pepper) 
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 1.9 litres vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1000g cooked brown rice (measured cooked)
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Seasonings

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1tsp dried thyme
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch pepper

Garnish with green onion

Steps

  1. Cook rice according to packet instructions then set aside
  2. Set a heavy bottomed pot on medium heat. Once hot, add avocado oil, onion, celery and bell pepper. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until the onions turn brown and slightly translucent. Add the garlic and seasonings and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add red and white beans and stir thoroughly to ensure every bean is covered in oil and seasonings. Then add the broth and bring to a gentle simmer. Once it is simmering, add the bay leaves, then lower the temperature and partially cover and cook, while stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours. for the final 30 mins of cooking remove the lid so more of the broth can evaporate.
  4. Continue to cook until the majority of the broth has reduced and the beans have become like a stew. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon brown rice into bowls and ladle the red bean mix over the rice. Garnish with green onion, serve and enjoy!

 

Nutrition

Approx. macros for 1 of 8 servings

Calories 380

Carbs 67g

Protein 16g

Fat 5g

Fibre 12g

Sugar 6g

 

**This recipe is not ours and we take no credit for it.

Source: fit men cook

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