Summer's Black Beans and Rice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1-2 tablespoon olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis
salt and pepper to taste
cumin to taste (I start with a tablespoon and go from there)
fresh garlic to taste
desired amount of prepared rice, set aside for serving.
a couple of vegan bouillon cubes, optional
some bay leaves, optional
Prepare your rice however you wish and set aside for serving.
In medium sized skillet, saute onions until translucent, add peppers, then garlic and continue to saute until a little tender. add can of chilis (you can drain it if you wish, but I use some of the liquid and let it simmer out of the pan gradually), cumin powder, and optional bouillon cubes and optional bay leaves. Simmer until some of the liquid has evaporated, stir in black beans, salt and pepper to taste.
Remove bay leaves is used and mound mixture on top of prepared rice. Serve with vegan "sour cream", guac or soy "cheese" if you wish, but I like it just as is. (would also be good with some blackened corn)