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  • Writer's pictureDami Ogunsanya

ONE POT RICE AND BEANS


If you are looking for something delicious, quick and easy, you are in the right place. This recipe is a family favorite. it is so versatile you can eat it in some many ways. You can eat it as is or you can add a salad, you can add it to a wrap and have a burrito. It is also a good meal if you are trying to eat less meat.

If you are ever presented an opportunity to save time or money. Always choose time because you can always make more money but you can never make more time.

I started cooking rice and beans this way when my older son was starting daycare. He has food allergies and I was looking for something to cook that will be save for him to eat while at daycare. I can cook, but I don't like cooking. Before you judge me hear me out, as a Nigerian American; cooking the average Nigerian food takes time. It can take you 2 hours to cook and only 10 minutes to eat and as the Accountant that I am it is wasn't adding up. Whatever I can do to save time in the kitchen, I am here for it.



Ingredients


To be completely honest when I make this I don't measure it, I mostly use good vibes.....lol But for the sake of this blog post I decided to measure the last time I made it

  • 2 Medium size onions

  • 2 Red Bell Pepper or any color of your liking

  • 8 Cups of Rice

  • 8 Canned Beans Unsalted

  • Seasoning of Choice

  • 2 Tablespoon of Avocado oil or any oil of your liking

  • 7 cups of Water

  • Salt to taste

Directions


  1. Wash and cube the onions and bell peppers

  2. Open, drain and rinse the canned beans

  3. Wash rice and set aside

  4. In a pot add and heat the avocado oil

  5. Add the cubed onion and bell pepper allow to fry for 3 minutes

  6. Add the drained beans and allow to cook for 2 minutes

  7. Add the washed rice that was set aside

  8. Add 7 cups of water and allow to come to a boil

  9. Reduce the heat and allow rice to simmer for the remaining of the time

There you have it, delicous rice and beans done in half an hour


Question of the day: Do you like rice and beans? What is your favorite meal?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.


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