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?


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.