Did you know that the “perfect food” to eat in terms of getting a complete protein source can come from a vegetarian dish? Beans and rice are not only inexpensive, even in organic form, but they store for long periods of time, have a minimal footprint on the environment, and also provide you a lot of nutrients and a complete protein source in one dish. Your body needs protein to repair muscle tissue. Protein is made up of amino acids and a complete protein has 8 amino acids. These amino acids cannot be made by your body and must be obtained from the food that you eat. It is not easy to get all 8 amino acids from plant based foods, but the beans and rice combination does contain all 8. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for beans and rice that will make for a great lunch.
Super Simple Staple – Bean and Rice
Makes 2 Servings at 409 Calories Each
- 1.5 cups cooked brown rice
- 1.5 cups cooked/canned organic pinto beans
- 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 heaping tablespoon red miso paste
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt your oil and add your miso paste mash together for 1 minute or so. Add your spices and beans and mix well until the beans are coated and slightly crispy on the outside (about 5 minutes). Add your rice, mix well and heat thoroughly. Serve hot!
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