Rice and Beans with a Twist!

I love love love rice and beans.  I could have it just plain, as is and be totally satisfied with my meal.  It’s easy, protein and fiber rich and really tasty.  Here is a twist on that classic meal with some additional flavors that make it pop and give it a unique flair.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


Recipe by: Jenny Berk

Serves 2



1 can of organic, low sodium black beans

1 packet of Trader Joe’s brand organic brown rice (microwavable)

1/4 cup feta cheese

1/2 cup of green olives

2 tbsp chopped parsley

1 can of corn or 1 cup of frozen corn

1/4 cup tahini

1 freshly squeezed lemon plus grated rind

Salt and pepper to taste



Open can of corn and beans and drain

Combine with rice in a large bowl

finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl

Add green olives and feta cheese

In a separate small bowl mix together the tahini and lemon juice, plus rind and salt and pepper and mix thoroughly

Add the dressing to the bowl with the rice and beans and use tongs to toss to coat.

garnish with more parsley


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