Kidney beans simmered with onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomato paste and rice. You can substitute black beans, if you prefer.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 (15.25 ounce) can kidney beans, drained with liquid reserved
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, bell pepper and garlic. When onion is translucent add salt and tomato paste. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes. Stir in the beans and rice.
Pour the liquid from the beans into a large measuring cup and add enough water to reach a volume of 2 1/2 cups; pour into beans. Cover and cook on low for 45 to 50 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.