Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Anasazi Beans with Brown and Wild Rice

Anasazi Beans and Rice
6 points per serving


This is another new (to us) type of bean Jeff and I found at Whole Foods. They are absolutely gorgeous and I almost didn't want to cook them because I knew they would look differently. We call them "cow beans" because they look like little cows!! The pic below was taken after I rinsed them initially and before they went into the pot.
These almost tasted like they were cooked with pork, but of couse they weren't! This would be a good veg dish for a meat eater. We really enjoyed this dish and will definitely make it often!

Beans

Quick Soak Method

  • Place 1 pound of rinsed and sorted beans into large pot*
  • Add 6 cups of water
  • Remove any beans that float
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let stand for 1.5 hours

Ingredients

  • Beans
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tbl chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions

  • After soaking, drain and rinse beans; add back to pot
  • Add 4 cups of water
  • Add all ingredients and stir
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 1.5 - 2 hours

Rice

Directions

  • Add 2.5 cups of water to 1 cup of rice in sauce pan**
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to very low and cook for 45 minutes

Serve 1 cup of beans over 1/2 cup of rice.

Notes:
*I usually sort out any beans that are wrinkly after the initial rinse, however most of these beans wrinkled up. I figured we wouldn't have had much of a dinner, so I just sorted out the ones that were broken, off color, mushy or just didn't look right.

**I thought the rice was a little soggy, so probably 2 1/4 cups of water would have been just right.

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