Saturday, September 17, 2016

Vegan Rice and Beans - Still cooking!

I am still cooking! In my efforts to make and eat increasingly vegan food (mainly for reasons of compassion towards animals), I made this delicious rice and beans (again). Rice and beans is one of my very favorites foods in the world. Even when I was a picky eater as a kid, my mom tells me that I never passed up on rice and beans! As usual, I used basmati rice and fresh ingredients: that's because I like to "deconstruct" criollo foods and do away with things like pre-made sofrito altogether. Instead, I make sofrito on the spot (or my version of it anyway) every time I need it for a dish. Using fresh herbs and veggies really makes rice and beans pop! ¡Buen provecho!