*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                        Simple Seasoned Black Beans
 
 Recipe By     : VegTimes
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Main courses, vegetarian*        One-dish meals*
                 Quick dishes*
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  tablespoons   olive oil
    1      cup           chopped onion
    3      cloves        garlic -- crushed or chopped
    4      cups          cooked black beans -- OR 2 1#cans, drained
      1/2  cup           bean-cooking liquid
                         juice of 1/2 lemon -- OR to taste
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
                         salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste
    2      cups          uncooked whole wheat couscous
                            OR uncooked quick brown rice
                         tortilla chips -- for garnish
 
 Heat oil in a large saucepan.
 Add onion and saute over moderate heat until translucent.
 Add garlic and saute until onion is golden.
 Add beans and bean liquid and bring to a simmer.
 Mash about a quarter of the beans with the back of a wooden
 spoon to thicken the liquid.
 Add lemon juice, cumin, S&P; simmer over very low heat for
 15 minutes.
 
 Meanwhile, prepare grain.
 For brown rice, follow package instruction.
 For couscous, boil 4 cups water and combine with couscous in a
 heat-proof container; cover thghtly and let sit for 15 minutes,
 then fluff with a fork.
 Serve bean mixture over grain.
 Garnish with tortilla chips if desired.
 
 Serves 6.
 Per serving: Cal 326 / Prog 12g / Fat 4g / Carb 59g / Chol 0g /
 Sodium 182 mg / Fiber 7g
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with Greens with Avacado and Pear