Author Archive: Monique

Coconut Rice and Beans

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Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced sweet yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 scotch bonnet/habanero pepper, minced
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14-oz) can of light coconut milk
  • 2 1/3 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • Green onions, for garnish (optional)

 

Directions

  • Pour 1 tbsp of oil into a large skillet and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Add onions, garlic, minced pepper, thyme and salt and sauté for 3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • Stir in the rice, beans, coconut milk and water and allow the mixture to boil until the liquid is fully absorbed and reduced.
  • Lower the heat, cover with lid and allow the bean mixture to simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, cover with lid and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes until the rice is soft and gently cooked with the steam.
  • Serve warm and enjoy.

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72 Ways to Prepare Beans & Rice…And Love It: A Cookbook for Dave Ramsey Fans

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Easy Hoppin’ John Recipe

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large bell pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 5 oz. 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 16 oz. 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Directions

  • Pour ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil into a large skillet.
  • Toss in the diced onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the diced bell pepper, minced garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  • Add the ingredients in the bowl to the tempered onions in the skillet and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the brown rice and veggie broth with the ingredients in the skillet, stir and allow the mixture to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover with a fitting lid and allow the mixture to simmer for about 40 minutes until the rice is fluffy and cooked through.
  • Toss in the rinsed black beans and stir well.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and allow to rest for 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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72 Ways to Prepare Beans & Rice…And Love It: A Cookbook for Dave Ramsey Fans

***The mention of any brands and/or Dave Ramsey does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation from the brand or company.

Red Rice and Beans

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Red Rice and Beans

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 large bell pepper diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 5 oz. 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 16 oz. 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped

Directions

  • Pour ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil into a large skillet.
  • Toss in the diced onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the diced bell pepper, minced garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  • Add the ingredients in the bowl to the tempered onions in the skillet and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the brown rice and veggie broth with the ingredients in the skillet, stir and allow the mixture to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover with a fitting lid and allow the mixture to simmer for about 40 minutes until the rice is fluffy and cooked through.
  • Toss in the rinsed black beans and stir well.
  • Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and allow to rest for 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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Buy the book (in Print or on Kindle)

Book Cover
72 Ways to Prepare Beans & Rice…And Love It: A Cookbook for Dave Ramsey Fans

***The mention of any brands and/or Dave Ramsey does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation from the brand or company.