Black Beans and Rice
3/4 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups water
1 (15 ounce) can black beans; drain and reserve liquid
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried cilantro (fresh is even better if you have it on hand.)
1.Bring a medium size pot of water to a boil, add rice. Bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Let rice simmer 15-20 minutes, until tender.
2.Place beans and rice in a medium size saucepan. Heat over a medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in reserved bean liquid as needed. Remove pan from heat and stir in lemon juice, garlic powder and cilantro. Let sit a moment, and stir in fresh oregano. Serve immediately.
Yield: 2 servings