Jake's Favorite Black Beans and Rice
4 cups instant brown rice, OR 1 cup brown rice, cooked in appropriate amount of water for
4 cans black beans, rinsed and drained. You may blend one to three cans with the juice,
if you like more of a refried bean texture.
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 cup water (use hot water if you do not have a Vita-Mix)
3/4 cup raw cashews
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup pimientos, undrained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon each dill weed, chili powder and cumin
Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives, sliced green onions, shredded
lettuce, Tofutti sour cream, etc.
Combine all of cheese topping ingredients in your blender and let run while you fix the beans.
Stir beans and tomatoes together in a saucepan and heat.
Spread rice on a platter. Spread bean mixture over rice. Pour Cheese Topping over all right out of the blender.
Top with toppings if you wish (or you may serve them on the side for each to top his own as he likes).
Serve with whole grain corn tortilla chips, salsa and my Chunky Guacamole (Vegweb recipe). This is my sons favorite food. We can have it every night and he would not care. Hope you enjoy!