Saturday, September 17, 2016

Black Bean Cilantro Lime Rice/Vegan Black Bean Lime Rice

After chinese foods, i have a preference to Mexican foods. Though we dont get the traditional Mexican foods here is Paris, i love to indulge their burrito bowls or their tacos. Actually every cuisine is adapted especially in restaurants to satisfy French people's tastebuds.Hence none follow the traditional recipes,but its better than nothing rite. If we plan to go for restaurants, my first suggestion will always goes for Chinese, then Mexican or Moroccan. Am eagerly waiting to go a trip to Mexico to enjoy their traditional foods, seriously dunno when my better half is going to plan for it. Until i dont have any other option to enjoy the traditional Mexican food. Obviously i prepare myself some easy dishes at home. My today's post goes for a flavourful one pot meal aka cilantro lime rice which is usually used as stuffing in Burritos or tacos. Still they can be enjoyed for lunch with a spicy gravy. Since am running this week's marathon with Black beans as the main ingredient, i couldnt stop myself adding this protein rich beans to this famous rice.

Black bean lime rice, Vegan Blackbean Lime Rice

The addition of black bean makes this rice more healthy and nutritious. We enjoyed thoroughly this rice with an Indian style chicken gravy for our Sunday lunch, trust me this fusion combination works fabulous together. This rice came out extremely flavourful with a hint of lime and cilantro leaves. This makes this flavourful main course too delicious and aromatic. Long grain rice or basmati rice can be used for making this rice,but i went with long grain basmati rice, its works awesome to make this easy breezy one pot meal. If you want to make a different, healthy, flavourful, quick one pot meal, dont forget to have a look at this black bean loaded rice. You might have noticed that i picked Dry Black bean as the ingredient for this week for the Mega marathon am running for this whole month. My theme for this month's blogging marathon is 5 ingredients for 5 weeks under Cooking carnival with sundays off.

Black bean cilantro Lime rice, Black bean rice

2cup Basmati rice (washed)
4cups Vegetable stock water
4nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1/4cup Jalapeno pepper (chopped)
1tsp Cumin
2cups Black beans (cooked)
1/4cup Fresh lime juice
1tsp Lime zest
1/2cup Cilantro (chopped)
Salt
Olive oil

Heat the olive oil, add the cumin and fry until they turns brown.

Add the garlic cloves, chopped jalapeno peppers, cook for few minutes.

Now add the rice,saute for few minutes.

Black Bean Lime Rice with cilantro, Lime & Cilantro black bean rice

Add the cooked black beans, the vegetable stock water,salt,lime juice, bring everything to boil and cover and cook in simmer for 15-20minutes.

When the rice is done, add the lime zest and chopped cilantro leaves, give a quick stir and put off the stove..

Serve warm with refried beans or with any gravies.
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8 comments:

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a power packed meal. And it sounds so flavourful too..

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The rice reminds of the Mexican rice that I make..lovely one pot meal.

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful rice and sounds likeyou had a wonder Sunday meal with this rice and chicken curry!

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious! I am yet to find black beans here...

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

My older kid loves this kind of rice. She is fond of any vegetarian mexican food.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

definitely filling and healthy one pot meal

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I second vaishali.. this rice reminds me of the mexican rice.. very nice

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

It is a filling meal with tangy flavor, I guess.