Seared Black Rice & Beans (Vegan)
Serves: 6
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 cups black forbidden rice (dry)
  • 1 (15 oz) can organic black beans, well rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp chipotle
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 cups water
  1. Place the olive oil in the bottom of a large shallow pan and heat on high flame.
  2. When oil is hot, add the chopped onions and minced garlic and cook, while stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the dry black rice to the pan, and gently stir to coat with the onions, garlic and olive oil.
  4. Add the spices and salt and stir again, leaving it uncovered, on high heat for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes, and continue to cook, uncovered, on high heat for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice during that time.
  6. Stir in the beans, and continue to cook on high for just a couple more minutes.
  7. Add the water and continue to cook, uncovered, for an additional 20-25 minutes, until the water has almost completely evaporated.
  8. Turn off the stove, cover and serve when ready!
Recipe by Cuisinicity at