For all you Latins and/or Foodies out there I have a Arroz con Gris (cuban rice and beans) great for the Holidays without the calories and fat. I personally love this on thanksgiving and Christmas day. Hope you enjoy !
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, chopped
- small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup uncooked jasmine white rice(less starch and 100% gluten free) You can also try it with Quinoa instead.
- 15 oz can black beans, I use Goya low sodium (don’t drain)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
In a heavy medium sized pot, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic and saute until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add rice, beans, water, cumin, bay leaf, oregano and salt and pepper. Simmer on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice absorbs most of the water and just barely skims the top of the rice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minute (don’t peek). Make sure you have a good seal on your cover, the steam cooks the rice. After 20 minutes, shut flame off and let it sit, covered another 5 minutes (don’t open the lid). Add some avocado slices to make it real Cuban style.
Happy Holidays and remember eat healthy always but no need to take the flavors away.
WAY OF LIFE!