Lisa Says: ever since Rex went to the Verbo orphanage in Nicaragua last year, he loves beans and rice. We eat this at LEAT once a week now. Here’s my version.
Beans and Rice
3 cups organic beans (red, black, pinto, etc). Soak at least 8 hours (overnight, while at work, whatev). Rinse.
6 cups water
1 tablespoon organic chicken bouillon paste (we use “Better Than Bouillon” base)
1 large onion chopped
4-5 chopped garlic cloves
Cracked pepper to taste.
Combine beans and rest of ingredients all in a pot and slow boil until beans are soft. Serve with organic brown rice for a nutritious and INEXPENSIVE meal. Beans and rice are a complete protein and contain all the amino acids. Nutritionally, beans are high in protein but require the rice to become a complete protein.