Beans & Rice with Patacones

Beans & Rice with Patacones

Beans & Rice with Patacones

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • kale, chopped
  • Joshua's salt seasoning (garlic salt, powdered oregano, tumeric)
  • onion, chopped
  • garlic, chopped
  • tomato, diced
  • carrot, sliced
  • oregano
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • s&p
  • can black beans
  • rice
  • broth
  • green plantain, sliced into 1/2-1" slices
  • high heat oil
  • avocado, to serve

Instructions

  1. Sauté the kale in some olive oil and season with Joshua’s salt seasoning. Once wilted set it aside.
  2. In the same pan sauté the chopped onion and garlic in a bit more olive oil. Added the diced tomato and carrot. Season with oregano, cumin, coriander, and s&p. Once seasoned add the can of beans with the liquid. Let this mixture simmer until the beans softened and the sauce thickened.
  3. Meanwhile cook white rice in broth.
  4. Next make patacones (fried plantain). (We have been borrowing our friends plantain smoosher for a little while and this is the crucial piece!) Heat some high heat oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot add the plantain and cook until each side is light brown.
  5. Then remove each slice from the oil, smoosh, and add back to the oil.
  6. Fry once more until browned and crispy. Let them cool on a wire rack to remain crunchy and season with salt.
  7. Serve with avocado on top.
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One thing I love about beans and rice is each time I make this dish I do something different.  Beans are extremely versatile and can take on any flavor intended.

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Rice, Black Beans, Arugula, Broth, Carrot, Tomato, Onion, & Garlic

Kale

Kale

Seasoned Veggies

Seasoned Veggies

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Beans Added

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Step 1

Smooshed

Smooshed

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Finished

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