rice and beans. There is something about this dear legume and grain that is encoded in my DNA.
Fortunately (for my wife), Heidi Swanson's great blog 101 Cookbooks has given new life to this combination, with her recipe for Giant Chipotle White Beans, the inspiration for this dish.
We've simplified the recipe so that it can be made in one pot with relative ease. We've also taken out the feta, but feel free to add it back in. It's delicious either way. Cooks in 30 minutes.
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 pinches red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 14.5 oz can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Chipotle Peppers
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 pinches of salt
1 15 oz can navy beans (or cooked beans from 1 cup dry)
1 bunch of kale, chopped with stems removed
A few dashes Chipotle Tabasco sauce (to taste)
2 cups basmati brown rice, cooked
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add red pepper flakes and garlic and stir for less than a minute. Next, add canned tomatoes, oregano, and salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Combine beans and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Stir. Add chopped kale and 1/4 cup water to help cook down. Cover and heat another five minutes. Add tabasco sauce to achieve desired spice level. Check for salt. Serve over basmati brown rice.