Black Bean Super Bowl

IMG_5905This bowl is a rich dish, made of soaked organic black beans and rice. A great dinner option to replenish after a workout. It’s very easy to prepare but make sure you include some soaking & cooking time for the beans.

Equipment needed: Blender (optional) 
Prep Time:
 ~30 minutes
Cooking Time: ~2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh organic black beans
  • 1 cup of basmati rice or any other preferred rice.
  • 1 lime
  • 4 -6 organic tomatoes. Alternatively you can use organic canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp of sea salt

Preparation: Soak the black beans in water over night or at least for 4 hours prior to cooking. After soaking rinse the black beans.

  1. Put the soaked black beans in a pot and fill it with water until level
  2. Cook the black beans until soft. This can take up to 2 hours, depending how long they have been soaked
  3. While the beans are cooking you can prepare the rice. Add 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water and cook in a pot or rice cooker
  4. Cut onion and garlic in small pieces. Throw it into a pan, add a bit of coconut oil and sauté onion and garlic until soft
  5. If you use fresh tomatoes, throw them into a blender and blend them on low until they turn into a sauce
  6. Add the blended tomatoes (or canned diced tomatoes) to the garlic and onion and cook for a few minutes on low temperature
  7. Set the tomato sauce with onions and garlic aside
  8. Once the beans are cooked, add some salt and stir the tomato sauce to the beans and stir well
  9. Cut bunch of coriander into small pieces, squeeze a lime over coriander and add black pepper

Serving tips:

Add rice to a bowl and put the beans on top of rice. Sprinkle it with coriander and some tomatoes if you want. Enjoy!