Black Beans and Rice by Mel’s Kitchen Café
1. Classic and simple: black beans and rice
This is the perfect meal to cook when you don’t really feel like cooking, plus you’ll be whipping up the base for dinner for the balance of the week. Mel’s Kitchen Café uses canned beans, but do yourself a favor and cook up a large pot of dried beans so you’ll have plenty of leftovers for the week.
2. Easy grillable veggie burgers
The Minimalist Baker has the right idea with these burgers that actually hold up on the grill. The best part? You’ve already cooked up the beans and rice, the main components of this dish!
3. Black bean and leftover rice soup
Cooksmarts turns leftovers into a warm and cozy meal by adding seasonings and some fresh veggies. Bonus: You can prep your veggies for this soup several days ahead of time and use them in other dishes during the week.
4. Vegan jambalaya
Swap out black beans for black-eyed peas in this super savory jambalaya recipe from Feed Me Phoebe. Put in more or fewer spices and jalapeño peppers, depending on how spicy your family likes their food.