Worldly rice and beans

Rice & Beans is a staple dish for many countries around the world, especially poorer countries. Apparently they figured out long before recent scientific affirmation that the combination of grains and legumes makes for a very healthy and tasty meal. It also makes a great dish for camping – you can fairly easily make it in a dutch oven over a campfire.


  • For:
  • 4
  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 45 min


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in large sauce pan. Add onions and saute 2-3 minutes. Add peppers and garlic and continue sauteing 5-10 minutes, or until peppers and onions are soft. Add spices (except cilantro). Add rice and continue cookin g 1-2 minutes. Add tomatoes, vegetable broth (or water), and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook covered approximately twenty minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cilantro. Serves 3-4.