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UFM: Day 2

January 2nd, 2017 at 11:32 am

Yesterday went well. Although, I have leftover steak pie and potatoes because I made too much. We'll have them today.

I'm going to make some rice and beans today. I've never made it before. It can be lunches during the week after work. I found some recipes that I might try:

http://www.thekitchn.com/budget-but-not-boring-8-fresh-ways-to-eat-beans-rice-for-dinner-201467

I'm also going to make some soda bread. I found a packet mix in the cupboard. Again, I've never made it before.

We're out of porridge and onions now. I'll need to replace these because I use them in so much.

Not much else to report. I'm not going anywhere near a shop today.

6 Responses to “UFM: Day 2”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    I can give you my New Orleans red beans and rice recipe from all my years down south! It has meat in it though, so not sure if that's cool with you!

  2. scottish girl Says:

    That'd be brilliant!

  3. Amber Says:

    Happy New Year πŸŽ†πŸΎπŸ₯‚

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Here's one of my favorite beans and rice recipes. You want to put the beans in water to soak 2 days before eating, then cook them 1 day before and leave them overnight in their cooking water. (Or you could buy canned pinto beans--you'll want about 6 cups of cooked beans for this recipe.)

    Pintos and rice bowl (makes 6 servings)

    Beans ingredients:
    2 cups dry pinto beans, soaked 24 hours, cooked until soft, left overnight in cooking water
    1 T olive oil
    1 onion
    4 cloves garlic
    2 t cumin
    1.5 t paprika
    1 t salt

    Rice Ingredients
    1 T olive oil
    2 cups rice
    1 onion, minced
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    3T tomato paste mixed into 1/2 cup water
    2.5 cups mock chicken (or whatever kind) broth
    1.5 tsp salt
    3/4 tsp black pepper
    1.5 tsp dried coriander
    3/4 tsp paprika
    3/4 tsp oregano

    Optional Toppings:
    Chopped tomatoes
    Chopped avocado
    Chopped onion
    Chopped cilantro
    Pickled jalapenos
    Shredded cheddar cheese
    Salsa & hot sauce

    Instructions

    In a saucepan or deep skillet, saute onion in olive oil for a few minutes, then add garlic. When they soften or brown, add beans, all other beans ingredients and some of the cooking water. Bring to boil, then lower to simmer while you prepare rice. The beans will soften further, almost into refried-beans texture.
    Add oil to another (pref nonstick) saucepan and heat over medium/high. Add in rice and cook until starting to brown slightly, stirring frequently, for about 3-4 minutes.
    Add in onion and garlic. Cook onion rice mixture, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes, or until onions are softened.
    Add in broth and bring to a simmer.
    Stir in tomato paste, salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, and coriander. Bring to a simmer.
    Reduce heat to low, cover & simmer for 10 mins. Remove from heat & leave lid on to steam for another 5 mins. Fluff with fork.

    Serve rice topped with beans and any of the optional toppings.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Yum. There's a lovely line in Dylan's "Working Man's Blues" about being able to live on rice and beans.

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Thanks for the recipe!

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