Two years ago I wouldn’t eat anything with beans in it. I gradually started to incorporate them into my diet for the added nutrition. (I started off ordering 1/2 the amount of beans in burritos.) Now, I enjoy rice + beans.
I’ve been making this basic veggie rice + beans dish a lot lately. I dice up whatever veggies I have at the time.. I like tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, spinach and onions. I drizzle a little grapeseed oil into a cast iron skillet (while the rice is cooking separately) and throw in the veggies and a can of black beans. Next, I sprinkle on chili powder, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Then I stir the cooked rice into the veggie medley, add salsa…and it’s ready! Of course, I always top the dish off with big slices of avocado.