Rice with cumin, beans and kale
July 16, 2012 § 4 Comments
Alright, its time for some real talk. As you know, I’ve been a busy girl lately. But, to be honest, that isn’t the real reason that I have been slacking on the Starved Writer.
The real reason?
I’ve been in a rut. A slump. I’m going through a culinary a rough patch. The truth is, you can’t just post a handful of grapes and call it lunch. You can’t just post the same blueberries and Greek yogurt day after day, even if that’s what you ate. And you certainly can’t just post the bag of salad, dressing and croutons you bought at Loblaws because the Toronto heatwave has turned even chopping a few leaves of lettuce into a sweaty ordeal.
This cooking slump has had me a bit down so yesterday I pulled myself together, wiped the sweat off my face and made one of the tastiest, healthiest meals I have had in a long time: Rice, a medley of beans and chickpeas spiced with cumin and lots of kale.
1 tsp of olive oil
1 handful of kale, chopped
1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
1/2 cup of canned bean medley, drained and rinsed
1 tsp of cumin
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of cooked rice
1. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Cook the onion and the kale until the onion is softened and the kale is beginning to wilt. Throw in the beans and then the cumin, salt and garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes longer.
2. Heat the rice in a bowl and then add the beans and kale.