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Yummy beans & rice recipe from Veggie Queen Jill Nussinow's The New Fast Food.
Veggie Queen: What makes this beans & rice recipe Brazilian is the lime and orange at the end of the cooking.
Instead of the traditional smoked meat or chorizo, I use smoked Spanish paprika. You can add a chipotle chile during cooking or use chipotle powder if you prefer. Or add soy chorizo toward the end of cooking.
Total prep & cook time: 60 min
Nutrition Data Per Serving (6 Servings): 152 cal, 28 calories from fat, 27g carb, 3g fat, 108mg sodium, 4g sugars, 6g fiber, 6g protein. Low saturated fat & cholesterol. Good source Vit.C and Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 10.
Savvy Veg Recipe Tips:
You don't have to make this tasty recipe in a pressure cooker! Although it is much quicker and easier.
Brazilian Brown Rice and Beans is very fast and delicious. I forgot to add the lime and orange juice and it still tasted great! I thought this recipe could use more rice and less beans, but that's just me.
The beans weren't quite cooked when I opened the pressure cooker, so I put the lid back on and cooked the rice and beans 5 more minutes. Then it was just right.
I recently got a Fagor pressure cooker, and every time I use it I marvel at how quickly everything cooks, and how fantastically tasty and colorful the food is. And how easy my pressure cooker is to use, how shiny and beautiful...sigh!
Anyway! I served my rice & beans with a classic green salad - mixed baby greens, cucumber, avocado, olives, with a simple oil & lemon dressing - perfect! Plus quick and easy - I threw the salad together while the pressure cooker was doing it's thing.
Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, aka The Veggie Queen™ has taught hundreds of people how to successfully use a pressure cooker.
The Veggie Queen's new pressure cooker cookbook is available as a downloadable ebook, with a print copy coming out soon. Her vegetable cookbook, 'The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get The Royal Treatment' is also available.
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