Sunday, January 9, 2011

Navy Bean Mash with Rice

I don't know where the idea for this came from, but it tasted better than it looks. I can't remember what-all I threw in here, so feel free to improvise as the mood takes you.

makes approx. 3 servings

1/2 c. rice
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 can navy beans, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1/2 block vegan cheese
red wine vinegar
lime juice

1. Simmer rice with chopped garlic. (I have no idea if this makes sense or did anything to the taste of the rice, but it didn't hurt, either.)
2. Heat canola oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Dice the onion, then add to the pan. After several minutes, mince the garlic into the pan and cook for about a minute, until onion is translucent.
3. Mash the navy beans and add to the pan. Cook for several minutes, occasionally scraping the bottom with a wooden spatula. Drizzle red wine vinegar.
4. Add some paprika, oregano, and lime juice. Don't go crazy with it, but you want to be able to taste them. A little bit of lime juice goes a long way in a simple dish like this.
5. Add the cheeze and cook until somewhat melt-y. I find that fake cheese tends to get gooey unevenly, so unless you're picky about uniform consistency don't worry about having chunks.

Serve with the rice and some grape tomatoes.

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