Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Veganly Cajun Red Beans and Rice

2 cups brown rice
3 cups water

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion
3 ribs celery
1 green bell pepper
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp thyme
1 can broth
1 can red beans, rinsed and drained

Put rice and water in a pot, bring to a boil over high heat, turn heat to very low and let simmer while you make the beans.

Gently heat oil over low heat as you finely chop the onion, celery, and green bell, adding vegetables to the pan as they are chopped. Turn up the heat to medium high and saute aromatics until almost browned, about twenty minutes. Add tomato paste, spices, and broth & bring to a strong simmer. Add beans & simmer until slightly thickened, about ten minutes.

Serve over rice.

Per 1/4 recipe, 482 calories