Sunday, July 10, 2011

recipe: more beans and rice!


This is an example of a big, delicious, healthy, vegan meal.  Oh yeah, and it's EASY!!!

Ingredients:
1 bag of frozen broccoli, steamed in the microwave
1 cup of cooked brown rice (mine was leftovers!)
1 cup of black beans, canned (drained and rinsed)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup canned tomatoes (with green peppers and celery)
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Cook the broccoli according to directions (5 minutes in the microwave usually).  Top with rice, then tomatoes, then beans.  Drizzle the EVOO over it.  Add salt and pepper, and stir all ingredients together.

You can adjust the amounts of these foods to adapt to different calorie-counts and PointsPlus values.  If you make it with the amounts listed exactly as they are here, and are on Weight Watchers, this is an 11 PointsPlus meal, or 0 PointsPlus if you are on the Simply Filling Technique.  If you count calories, this is a 571 calorie meal. 


2 comments:

Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story said...

That's my kind of beans and rice! Simple, easy and yummy! :)

Mariebop said...

I always salivate when I see you post this as part of Tasty Tuesday (or whatever day you post it that week). Yum! I might have to make this for dinner tonight.