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Beans and Greens Stir Fry

Beans and Greens Stir Fry

Serves 2

Page 79 "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day" by Ellen Jaffe Jones


2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup water

1/3 cup brown rice

1 3/4 cups cooked or canned black beans, drained and rinsed

2 teaspoons dried onion flakes, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 cup chopped broccoli

1/2 cup chopped collard greens

1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley, plus more for garnish

Put 2/3 cup of the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the rice and return to a boil. Decrease the heat to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes, or until the rice is tender and water is absorbed. Set aside. Fluff with a fork before serving.

While the rice cooks, combine the beans, onion flakes, cumin, and optional red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until warmed through.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the broccoli and the remaining 1/4 cup of water. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is right green. Add the collard greens and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the greens are wilted and tender. Stir in the soy sauce and parsley and remove from the heat. To serve spoon portions of the rice onto two plates. Top the rice with the beans and greens. Sprinkle with additional onion flakes and parsley.

Tip: Rice can be substituted for or combined with any other whole grain.

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