A different kind of rice ‘n’ beans

Rice and beans are staple foods in many people's diet. Nutritious, healthy, and an easy way to get daily protein, beans are very low in saturated fat and sodium, and also low in cholesterol. Aside from being a great source of protein, however, beans are also an excellent way to get one's daily dose of several vitamins and minerals including: Vitamin B6, Iron, Magnesium and Potassium among others.

Rice, on the other hand is a healthy source of manganese and is also very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

Here is a great recipe for Rice 'n' Beans, that is perfect on a hot day for lunch or a chilly evening for dinner. Rice 'n' beans is essentially a one pot dish that can be served warm or cold. Enjoy.


Vegetables washed and chopped
(You can use any veggies you like-I used the ones featured below)
1 cup Bean Medley (drained and washed)
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1 cup rice (This recipe features white rice but brown is a healthier alternative)
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled (optional)
1 tbsp white vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Any other kind of seasonings that you like (in this particular version basil, thyme and a sun-dried tomato and herb spice was used)


(feel free to make this recipe your own by adding various other vegetables or nuts to the mix)
1/2 tomato chopped
1/4 cucumber chopped
2 Greek-style hot peppers chopped
2 green onions chopped
1/4 green pepper chopped
1/2 avocado chopped


Cook your rice until fluffy
Mix all your veggies in a bowl with feta and beans and almonds

When rice is finished let it cool for a little bit and then add to your veggies and beans
Mix all ingredients together along with your vinegar and spices

Finally . . . Enjoy!
* This recipe serves two. To increase portion size double the recipe.