14 March 2016

Rice and beans

I will start The VegHog's Cheap Eats Week that I announced yesterday with this tasty recipe of rice and beans. It's very cheap to make and very nutritous. It was even more convenient for me to make, as I had some left over rice from the previous day that I didn't want to go to waste. This dish is vegan and can be had in several different variations, the bean sort can vary, sweetcorn is optional and dried beans are also okay to use. This is also an excellent dish when you want to loose a little bit weight without compromising on nutrition: the combination of pulses and grain provides all the essential amino acids, just like dairy. It's also so filling that you don't have to eat huge amounts at a time. This recipe should make fairly proud portions for four people.


200 g rice
2 onions
4 garlic cloves
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 can black beans
1 can sweetcorn

All seasoning to taste:
Ground black pepper
Ground cumin
Ground coriander
Smoked paprika
Chilli flakes
Tomato purée


Cook the rice separately.

Chop the onions and garlic and cook them in vegetable oil until soft.

Add the beans and sweetcorn and the seasoning.

Let simmer for a while together and serve.


Your VegHog


  1. this is just the sort of dish I quite fancy at the moment - we have been eating out too much and need some simple home cooked food at home

    1. I understand how you feel. Even though eating out is very nice, but sometimes the basic grub you've made yourself is just the best. :)


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