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by Paul Cormier, Salamanders of Kemptville

Mixing rice with grains is a great way to get healthy nutrition. It also provides for plenty of energy. Today’s Cajun Rice Pot is a great example. Once again, it is a very simple recipe, with lots of payoff. 

Cajun Rice Pot 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of drained and rinsed kidney beans 
  • 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans
  • 2 X 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 container of vegetable broth or 1 ½ cups of water infused with vegetable concentrate
  • ½ cup of long-grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil 
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno peppers with seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce 

Preparation:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a largish saucepan (that has a lid) 
  2. Cook the onion, green pepper, and chiles until sweated and tender
  3. Add everything else and mix thoroughly 
  4. Bring to a boil 
  5. Reduce the heat, cover your pan and simmer until the rice is tender

You can take this tasty vegetarian dish straight to the table to accompany other fare or as a main dish. You meat eaters can add cubes of pre-cooked chicken or pork in the amount you so desire. You can also vary the heat level of the spices from low to fiery, depending on your taste buds. If you want to get fancy, sprinkle some dry parsley leaves on top of your final product. 

All the best from pcormier@ranaprocess.com

 

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