Black Beans und ze Rice

This is another recipe that Andrés created. He is a master of kitchen, and he’s kind enough to share these recipes with the internet. He accepts thank yous in the form of aged single malt.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of uncooked rice (white or brown)
  • One package of beef bacon
  • Small bunch of cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 can of black beans with juice
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Chili flakes
  • Vodka
DIRECTIONS

Cook the two cups of rice (we use brown) normally. We use a ratio of about 5 cups of water to 2 cups of brown rice (he likes it sticky).

Chop the bunch of cilantro and put it in a large bowl. Season it with 1 teaspoon of each onion powder and garlic powder,  1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper, and the juice a of a whole lime. Set aside.

In a separate large skillet cook the beef bacon at medium heat. Once beef bacon is cooked, chop it into small strips using kitchen scissors. (Or, you can chop it up before you cook it, like Andrés does. He doesn’t use kitchen scissors.) Add it back to the skillet and stir in the can of black beans (with the juice) and lower heat to medium low.

Season with:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes (or more for some heat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder

Stir and let it simmer on low until a little over half of the black bean juice has evaporated.

Add a good splash of vodka to skillet (approximately 1.5 oz). Stir until alcohol is cooked off, turn off the heat.

Once rice is fully cooked, add it to the large bowl containing the seasoned cilantro and mix it together. Take the cilantro lime rice and
add it to the large skillet of beef bacon and beans and mix it all together under low heat until all ingredients are fully integrated.

It makes EXCELLENT leftovers.

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