Izzy Eats: The art of raising a gourmand, one bite at a time

Stirring tales of eating, cooking and foraging in my never-ending quest to provide, great-tasting (local and organic whenever possible) EATS for me and my boy(s).

Monday, October 1, 2007

Add Some Greens To Your Beans


Rice and beans are a staple of Izzy's diet. They are one of the easiest, healthiest dinners and one of the quickest to prepare. We probably have them about once a week, each time with a slight variation.

Tonight I had some leftover mustard greens which Izzy had deemed to bitter the other day (me too). I shredded them to add to my basic recipe and I also threw in some smoked paprika.

Rice and Beans (with greens - works well with all kinds)

1 large onion, chopped
1 frying pepper, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper or more to taste, minced
1/4 tspn. smoked paprika

2 cans black beans
1 tomato, chopped
1-2 cups shredded greens
olive oil

1. Saute first three ingredients in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, until browned, stir in paprika and cook for 1 more minute.

2.Add last three ingredients. Stir and cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Serve over rice with shredded sharp cheddar, minced cilantro (if you have any) and sour cream. Soft tacos are also a nice touch.


Izzy liked it so much, greens included they he requested it for lunch tomorrow..How did he know that was what he would be getting?


2 comments:

swirlingnotions said...

Thanks for sharing! I've been trying to get Noe to eat greens and I think she things they're too bitter too. I'll give this a try . . .

Izzy's Mama said...

Swirling Notions: You might also try caramelized onions and raisins to sweeten greens for another way to make them enticing.