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Vegan Cuban Wild Rice & Black Bean Bowl with Roasted Peppers Recipe


Vegan Cuban Wild Rice & Black Bean Bowl

Credit: Lisa Guy

This hearty vegan dish provides a healthy balance of protein, fibre-rich complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Beans are an excellent vegetarian source of iron and zinc, which are needed for healthy energy levels and strong immune function. Wild rice is a good source of antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Serves: 3-4

GF, VG

Ingredients

Method

  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed well
  • 3 heaped tbsp wild rice, rinsed well
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 10 small capsicums (yellow, orange, green, red)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 x 425g tins black beans, rinsed well (or use soaked & cooked dried beans)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • Sea salt & pepper
  • Juice small lime + extra lime wedges, to serve
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Whole large avocado, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place brown and wild rice in a medium saucepan with vegetable stock and bring to the boil, then simmer for 45 mins. Once cooked let rice rest with the lid on for 8-10 mins.
  3. Halve the capsicums and place on a baking tray with onion, drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt. Place in the oven for 20 mins or until the vegetables are cooked through and starting to brown.
  4. Place beans, garlic and chopped jalapeno in a large frying pan and add spices, oregano and tomato sauce. Cook for 5 mins until heated through. Toss through fresh lime and herbs.
  5. Serve beans on a large serving dish with rice and baked vegetables, topped with avocado and fresh herbs.
  6. Tip: If you are using dried beans, make sure you soak them overnight and then cook them in fresh water.



 

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .