Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Caribbean Black Beans and Rice


* 1 large onion, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1- 2 tbsp grated or minced fresh ginger
* 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried
* 1/2 tsp ground allspice
* 3 15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
* 1 cup orange juice
* pepper to taste
* mango salsa
* brown rice, pre-cooked

In a nonstick saucepan, stir-fry onions and garlic in a small amount of broth, water, wine, or other liquid for 5 minutes, until onions begin to soften.

Add ginger, thyme, and allspice and stir-fry 5 minutes more, until onions are very soft.

Stir in beans and orange juice and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens slightly Mash a few beans with back of spoon for thicker consistency.

Add pepper and serve over brown rice topped with mango salsa and crisped corn tortillas.

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1 comment:

Grace. said...

yum! I had caribbean jerk chicken today, it was so yummy.

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