Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cilantro Lime Rice and Black Beans

Note: This goes great with Spicy Chicken which will be my next recipe post!

Cilantro-Lime Rice


Ingredients
1 cup uncooked rice
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 can (15 oz) chicken broth
1 1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

Directions
In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, lime peel, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar Boldand cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice.

Black Beans

Ingredients
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/3 cup tomato juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

Directions
In a nonstick skillet, cook garlic and cumin in olive oil over medium heat until you can smell it. Add beans, tomato juice, and salt. Continually stir until heated through. Just before serving stir in the cilantro.

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Both recipes look easy and good. A great combo with spicy chicken.

Ramona

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That's a winner at my house. Grace will tell you her favorite foods are beans and rice... Oh and guacamole!