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Black Beans & Rice with Fried Plantain

Black Beans & Rice

1 cup uncooked rice

1. Cook rice according to package directions.

½ green bell pepper

½ red bell pepper

1 small onion or ½ large onion

3 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 Tbsp. cooking oil

2. Dice green and red peppers and onion.

3. Sautee in 1 tbsp. of oil over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender.

4. Mince 3 cloves of garlic and add to the sauteed vegetables. Sautee a minute more.

2 – 16oz. cans of black beans (you can drain and rinse or use straight from the can, it’s up to you)

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. dried oregano

5. Add the black beans, vinegar, cayenne powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add rice and oregano and stir. Salt and pepper to taste.

Fried Plantain

1 Large Plantain

Cooking oil and/or Butter

1. Preheat butter/oil in pan. Slice plantain into flat wedges and place into the butter/oil.

2. Cook until lightly browned. Place on a paper towel lined plate to cool.

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