Post-Holiday Detox: Simple Black Beans, Brown Rice and Vegetables

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Black Bean, Rice, Veggies in BowlIf you overindulged during Christmas, this simple meal might just assuage your guilt – and your body will most definitely thank you for providing it with such a delicious dose of nutrition.  I took a recipe from Forks Over Knives and tweaked it a little bit with some flavors and vegetables that I especially like – which means you, too, can give this a personal touch.

Simple Black Beans, Brown Rice and Vegetables
Serves 2

1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp. Bragg Liquids Aminos
1/2 tsp. Chipotle Tabasco
1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. coriander
1 small can water chestnuts, drained
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
2 cups steamed broccoli and cauliflower, broken into small florets
1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado, halved, scooped out of the skin and sliced
big handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
2 cups spinach, roughly chopped

2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)

To prepare the beans, combine the beans, broth, Liquid Aminos, Tabasco, spices and green chiles in a medium-sized saucepan.  Bring to a simmer and cook while you prepare the vegetables.  (Note that the only things you are cooking/heating up are the rice, beans and the broccoli/cauliflower.  Everything else remains raw.)

When everything is ready, divide the spinach between two big bowls, then top with 1 cup cooked rice.  Divide the bean mixture and then top with all of the vegetables, ending with cilantro on top.  Serve immediately!

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  1. veganelder says:

    Good idea…my body smiles. :-)

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