Red beans and rice. Sautéed in aromatic spices alongside bell peppers and celery, this red beans makes for a mouth watering match with humble rice. A delicious way to eat healthy!
It’s high time the humble red beans got a makeover, what do you think? This healthy legume is, undoubtedly, a pantry staple that pairs effortlessly well with rice to create the healthiest weeknight meal in minutes.
Start with cooking the rice. The easiest method is cooking rice in plenty of water and then drain to create tender, fluffy grains. While the rice is cooking, cook beans.
Heat a little oil, fry bay leaves, and then sauté onions until soft and translucent. After sauteeing a couple of garlic cloves, stir in the veggies. Of course, the addition of extra veggies make them super nutritious and delicious. Add bell peppers and celery, and sauté them until tender.
Now, you’ll need to add in a few spices like ground cumin, paprika and dried oregano. Stir in tomato paste, and give it a quick stir fry. Add beans, cooked rice and coriander leaves. A quick stir fry, and you’re done!
I really love this quick, easy and highly nutritious weeknight meal idea!