This is a healthy,hearty, and delicious bean and rice soup. It’s totally satisfying and perfect on cold winter days or nights. You can make it pure vegetarian by adding just water or vegetable broth, or for more flavor you can use chicken broth.
1 onion diced
3/4 red bell pepper
1 can black beans or 1 cup cooked
1 can pinto beans or 1 cup cooked
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1/2 cup basmanti brown rice Pre-cooked*
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and black pepper
1-2 bay leaf
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons oil
4-5 cups water or broth
*Cook rice until half way done.
Heat oil in a pot.Throw in onions and bell pepper.Saute until soft.
Add diced tomatoes with chilies,onion powder,cumin powder,salt,pepper,chili pepper,smoked paprika,bay leaf.
Continue to cook stirring occasionally.
Throw in beans and rice.Cover with water or broth.
Bring to boil,throw in cilantro.
Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Can be served with sour cream and/or a squeeze of lime juice.