One pot meals are genius invention. Whether you be busy with work, a fussy 3 month-old or both, it’s nice to still have a home-cooked meal. And even better when there is only one dish to clean!
I came up with this one day while Jack was napping and I had a few spare moments to think about dinner. It’s pretty much your standard red beans and rice dish, just with frozen kale instead of bell peppers.
Red Beans and Rice
1 lb bag of Kidney Beans, soaked overnight and rinsed
5 oz frozen kale (about half a bag)
2 cups uncooked brown rice
10 cups water or vegetable broth
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large white onion, chopped
1 tbs chili powder
1/2 tbs smoked paprika
1 tps thyme
1 tps oregano
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Tabasco, to taste
Combine all ingredients–except the salt, pepper, and Tabasco– into a large pot.
Bring to boil then reduce to a simmer and cover.
Cook for an hour. The beans will be soft enough to eat but still a little firm. The rice should be fully cooked. There will be a little bit of liquid left, similar to a light sauce.
Season with the salt, pepper, and Tabasco as desired!
There is something so satisfying in a classic simple meal like red beans and rice 🙂