Saturday, November 8, 2008

Black Beans and Rice with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

If you love beans and rice, you have to try this unique dish. I found a recipe for pumpkin vinaigrette and decided it would taste good with black beans. All the flavors blended so beautifully. I topped mine off with some chopped cilantro! This dish would be good hot or cold. I can't wait to have the leftovers, because I know the flavors will be even better after marinating longer together.


Black Beans and Rice with Pumpkin Vinaigrette
4 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups black beans
4 Tbs Pumpkin Puree
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tsp Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
Directions:
Finely chop or mash the clove of Garlic.
Put all ingredients except the Olive Oil into a bowl.
Whisk all ingredients together.
Mix well.
Add Olive oil and whisk well.
Combine rice, beans, and vinaigrette and mix well.

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30 comments:

HoneyB said...

Sounds really interesting! I would give this a try! :)

Krista said...

I haven't had black beans in awhile! This sounds like the perfect recipe to break them out again!

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, classic comfort food with a twist - I like it!!

Jessie said...

You're killing me with all this fabulous pumpkin! This looks great, as always!

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

balance, joy and food! said...

Meg, thank you!!!!!!!!!!! I just got samples from larabar!!!

I got black beans and pumpkin today, your recipe is just on time for tomorrow's meal!

runningwithfood said...

Hi Megan! This looks and sounds amazing! I love, love pumpkin! Mmm!!

Jen
www.runningwithfood.com

Pumpkin said...

That dressing sounds really interesting! I'll have to give it a try!

Daily Spud said...

Mmmm - I love black beans and rice. I'm putting this one on the list to try!

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

I need to try this..I'm printing the recipe out as we speak!

Reeni said...

One of my favorite combos, and you put a great twist on it! I bet the pumpkin is terrific in this.

Tina said...

YUM! Rice + beans + pumpkin! All my favorites! :)

glidingcalm said...

oh my gosh! I love beans and rice...but with pumpkin vinaigrette?! wowza! sounds amazing! You always have such creative recipes Megan!!! I'm always so impressed!!!

Laurie said...

I love the idea of pumkin dressing! Perfect for this time of year. I'll bet the leftovers were awesome.

ttfn300 said...

ok yes, this sounds fantastic! thanks pumpkin queen ;-)

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Black beans and rice is the cheapest way to get a healthy meal but it's also so delicious every time. Pumpkin vinaigrette sounds quite interesting...

Nancy Guppy said...

No offense but I am going to try it as a vinaigrette... that way I can keep if for Christmas and use my pumpkin I grew... just to impress my visitors.

kate said...

my jamfrakas arrived yesterday! thank you thank you thank you! it's PROOF that you don't have to have an awesome blog to get free food in the mail! woohoo!

Sharon said...

Looks great! Yah for black beans!

Aggie said...

This sounds really good! What a great combo of flavors!

dirtykitchensecrets said...

Now that is very interesting: Pumpkin Vinaigrette... would love to try that! Lovely twist :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's the kind of healthy and tasty dish I like! Really good, I'm sure!

Cheers,

Rosa

Zesty Cook said...

Very nice Megan... unique but tasty. great stuff!

Carla said...

Interesting. Sounds like something I can make at school!

miss v said...

interesting. i have to try this just for the intrigue factor.

HangryPants said...

Oh I have to try this! It looks wonderful. Is it excessive to eat primarily pumpkin for a week?

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

Looks so good! yum! thanks! going in my to-make folder!

Bobbi said...

I so want to try this!

*Naomi* said...

amazin idea with pumpkin vineagrette! you are a geeenious!

Brittany said...

I just saw this recipe on Hangry Pants and I have to say it looks delicious. I bookmarked it- so hopefully I'll be making it soon!

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