I’m using a boil-in-a-bag quick-cooking brown rice for my Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice With Black Beans. Truth be told, I wasn’t sure about the taste of quick-cooking brown rice. Brown rice has a slightly nutty flavor. Today you can find a variety of really great products available at your local grocery store. I’m okay with the grocery store working as my “acting” sous chef. It definitely allows for more TV time.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Equipment: 1 (6-quart) saucepot, large serving bowl, chef’s knife, Microplane
2 bags of Success (boil-in-a-bag) brown rice
1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, low-sodium, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons of lime zest (2 to 3 limes)
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup of sliced green onions
1/4 cup of red onion, finely diced for garnish (optional)
In a 6-quart saucepot, over medium-high heat add 3 quarts of water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Submerge 2 unopened bags of rice. Bring to a boil add Kosher salt. Boil uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes. Using a pair of tongs to remove the bag from the saucepan. Drain any excess water. Carefully cut open the bag with scissors before transferring the rice to a large mixing bowl. Add the drained and rinsed black beans, lime zest, lime juice, chopped cilantro, sliced green onions, and fresh ground black pepper, stir to combine.
Serve warm or at room temperature. There you have it, my Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice With Black Beans.