Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lazy Days Beans and Rice

This may be the laziest "recipe" I've ever posted, but I thought I'd share anyway, since sometimes the easiest foods are the most satisfying. We had this yesterday for dinner.

1 cup Bhutanese red rice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked chick peas (I cooked mine while at school in the crock pot w/ one bay leaf)
1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon furikake (basically season to taste)
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine salt, rice and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then stir. Cover and reduce heat to a slight simmer, then cook 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, do not uncover the pot. Allow to sit, covered, for 15 minutes. Mix the beans and lemon juice into the rice. Serve, using the furikake as a condiment (hence the varying amount - each person should use to taste). Serves 2-4.

The picture looks kind of funny, because it's of the leftovers that were sitting out for a bit (I didn't remember to take a picture until I was about to do the dishes). Sorry 'bout that.

4 comments:

  1. I always have my eyes open for something different. I think this qualifies :).

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  2. Mary,

    It was surprisingly good for its relative simplicity. Some days, I can think of nothing other than eating piles of rice.

    BTW, that lemon rice cake looks absolutely amazing. I can't wait to try it!

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  3. Allie,

    Where do you find the red rice from? also is it a nutty taste because its a darker rice? Do you know also where to find Quinoa? I found some interesting recipes that I would like to try but can't find that main ingredient.

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  4. Jen,

    I've seen the red rice in Asian markets, but also at places like Whole Foods and similar. This last batch of red rice I got was from a friend, who ordered it off Amazon.

    Quinoa ... it's been a while since I last ate it, but I think I bought it at Whole Foods. Everyone once in a while I see it in grocery stores, but I think it'd be cheaper for you to buy in the bulk section at WF or at Central Market.

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