This is one of my favorite recipes from week 1 of the Ultimate Reset… and luckily for me, with just a few modifications, it fits in perfectly with the container system for the 21 Day Fix! It’s super easy and quick to make, but also super healthy and extremely flavorful! If you like Mexican food, this is a great healthy substitute.
Black Beans and Rice (Serves 1)
Container checklist: 2 yellow and 1/4 tsp oil
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 canned low sodium black beans
- 1/4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 tsp chili powder
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp. Bragg liquid Aminos** or (low sodium soy sauce)
While rice is cooking, heat beans gently in saucepan until very hot. Drain and return to pan. Add oil, spices, aminos, and salt. Stir well. Gently fold rice into cooked beans. Brown rice takes about 45 minutes to cook, so I like to make up a batch in my rice cooker at the beginning of the week so I can have it ready to go during the busier week days.
This is a great stand alone vegetarian meal… but if you are like me and have meat eaters or non fixers in the house, it’s easy to amp it up with some chicken, fresh corn, guacamole – and with tortillas, you can make it a taco night 🙂
**Braggs Amino Acids is a great and healthy soy sauce alternative. In my house, we don’t buy soy sauce anymore and not even the pickest four year old complains about the taste of Braggs. You can get it at any health food store or on Amazon here. Braggs also has a great line of other products that would be “free” foods during the 21 Day Fix, like organic apple cider vinegar and organic sprinkle all purpose seasoning.