Sunday, November 29, 2009

Black Beans, Sweet Potato & Rice

I found a package of sweet potatoes cut into cubes in the produce section of my grocery store. That's what inspired this delicious dish. It's easy to make, beautiful to look at and a real taste treat!

Black Beans, Sweet Potato & Rice

Serves 4

1 C. brown rice

16oz. sweet potato cubes (1/2 - 1" dice)
olive oil
sea salt

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 C. onion, diced
1/3 C. celery, diced
1 tsp. olive oil
1 T. water
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cumin

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cook the rice using the directions on the package. Lay the sweet potatoes out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and cumin. Toss to coat and roast for 30 minutes stirring once when 15 minutes in. As the rice and sweet potatoes are finishing, saute the onion and celery in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the water, beans, onion powder and cumin. Once everything is ready, put the rice on the plate first, the sweet potatoes next and finally the beans.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Mmmmmm-mmmm Good! Marcia !!

I could hardly wait to try this yummy combo !!! And IT IS FABULOUS !!!! Brown rice & beans has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It always seems to "hit the spot" -- so balanced & satisfying ! And the addition of the cumin spiced sweet potatoes ? My, oh my ! Simply heavenly ! Bless you for this one, sweet sister!

Happy Hugs!