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June 30, 2013

Texas Caviar Rice and Beans

Texas Caviar Rice and Beans
This recipe comes straight from the July 2013 Southern Living, and is a really good recipe for a Meatless Monday, or if you want leftovers for a couple of lunches.  David really liked this dish, which always helps :)
My very quick iPhone photos don't do the beauty of this dish justice, but here they are.
Start by mixing up a Texas Vinaigrette of olive oil, fresh lime juice, chopped fresh cilantro, hot sauce of your choice, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, Kosher salt, and black pepper. 
Then drain and rinse a can each of black-eyed peas and black beans.  Place in a bowl (or a saucepan like I did) and add 1/3 c finely chopped roasted red bell peppers, and 1/4 c finely chopped poblano pepper (I skipped this).  Add half of the vinaigrette and let sit for awhile (20 minutes or so).
Make up Basmati rice.  I had brown Basmati so I followed the direction, but any rice would work well in this dish.
Heat the beans on the stovetop (the recipe suggests doing it in the bowl in the microwave - either way), then serve.
Options for serving with this rice and bean caviar:
Chopped Romaine
Warmed Tortillas
Shredded Cheese
Tortilla Chips
Remaining Vinaigrette
Halved Grape Tomatoes
Chopped Cilantro
Thinly Sliced Celery
Thinly Sliced Green Onions
Pickled  Jalapeño  Peppers
Sour Cream
Lime Wedges
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1 comment:

  1. THis looks fantastic, Bonnie, and I love how it's presented here. This would be good for next week!


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