Italian Beans & RiceSubmitted by: BUDGETMOM
IntroductionEasy and filling. I like to serve this with a ceasar salad and pistachio pudding for desert. Easy and filling. I like to serve this with a ceasar salad and pistachio pudding for desert.
2 tsp olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 dash hot pepper flakes, or to taste
1 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes (about a cup)
2 cans white beans (great northern or navy) (1 1/2 cups cooked beans)
1 tablespoon dry parsley
1 teaspoon basil (optional)
1 1/2 cups dry brown rice
salt to taste
Begin by chopping your onion and celery. Heat the oil in a 2 quart pot. Add the garlic, onion, celery and hot pepper flakes. Saute¨ until the onion is tender and fragrant and the celery is bright green. Add the tomatoes and can or cooked beans. Stir it all up. Add the parsley and the basil if you are using it. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve over the brown rice.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and extra hot pepper flakes at the table.