SUPER GOOD BLACK BEANS & RICE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This recipe is an ancient one, found in the bottom of my recipe file. I've dusted it off and plan to make it in a few days. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
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Serves:

4

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
dry black beans
1/2 to 1 lb
salt pork, or ham, diced
1 medium
onion, diced
2 clove
garlic, minced
1 medium
celery stalk, diced
1 3/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
crushed red pepper
1 1/2 c
uncooked rice
2 Tbsp
chopped parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

1
About 4 hours before serving, rinse beans in running cold water and discard any stones or shriveled beans. In an 8-qt. Dutch oven over high heat, bring beans and 8 cups water to a boil; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
2
After 1 hour, drain and rinse beans; set aside. In the same Dutch oven over medium heat, cook salt pork or ham until lightly browned. Add onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
3
Return beans to Dutch oven; add salt, red pepper, and 5-1/2 cups water. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
4
Prepare rice as directed on package. To serve, spoon bean mixture into a deep dish. Arrange cooked rice around beans. Garnish with chopped parsley. Add a dollop of sour cream if desired.
5
NOTE: Beans may be soaked in 8 cups water overnight if you don't have time to parboil. After they have soaked overnight, proceed to direction #2.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Protein, #filling, #hearty