Dirty Sweet Tilapia

Monica H

By
@MonisiaH

This is my take on the mystery ingredients for the Ninja challenge this week, using Cola, Black Beans and Tilapia! I've never tried to make "dirty rice" before, and I was so excited to do so; it came out great!

Soaking and cooking the beans in the cola resulted in a taste like maple beans.. it was really good.


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Serves:

1-2

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

4 oz
black beans
1 can(s)
pepsi
1/2
small yellow onion
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 c
rice
2 1/2 tsp
salt, divided
1/2 tsp
pepper
3 Tbsp
lemon juice, divided
3 Tbsp
chopped chives
1
tilapia fillet
1 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash beans. Soak black beans in enough Pepsi to cover the tops of the beans. Cover and let soak for 2 hours. Check halfway; beans will have soaked up the cola so add more to keep them covered in liquid.
2
Transfer beans along with pepsi they are soaking in, into a pot. Add water to cover beans. Bring to a boil. Then lower heat, add the onion and brown sugar, cover and simmer until beans are tender (about 2 hours). You will need to occasionally add water to keep beans covered.
3
In the last 20-25 minutes of beans cooking, prepare rice.
4
In the last 10 minutes of beans cooking, add 1 tsp salt.
5
Add beans to rice. Using a potato masher, mash partially, leaving most of the mixture un-mashed. Add 1 tsp salt. Mix together.
6
Cut tilapia into smaller pieces. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper and 2 Tbs. lemon juice. Lightly sautee in pan with olive oil until lightly browned.
7
Serve tilapia over rice and top it with chives. Squeeze more lemon juice over the whole dish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #rice, #tilapia, #dirty