Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winter Casserole: Sweet potatoes, Black Beans, Greens, and Brown Rice

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and dice
    •  A few cups of cooked brown rice
    • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 can of diced tomatoes
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 1 bag of fresh spinach or other greens
    • 1/2 cup of chicken or vegie broth
    • 1 tbsp ground coriander (plus more to tastes)
    • 1 tbsp ground cumin (plus more to tastes)
    • 3/4 cup asst shredded  cheese (I used cheddar and parmesan)
    • salt, pepper and olive oil

  1. peel and dice the sweet potatoes and parboil in a saucepan until nearly done
  2. In a big pot, saute the onion for about 5 minutes in 1T olive oil
  3. Add the fresh spinach/greens and
    broth , turn heat to low and cover the pan, allow to cook for about 5 minutes, or until the spinach wilts and cooks down
  4. add the steamed (and drained) sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper to the pan, mix all together and turn off heat
  5. in a large baking dish, layer the rice and then a sprinkling of the shredded cheese, then the sweet potato mixture, a bit more shredded cheese, and finish with brown rice with some shredded cheese.
  6. Cook uncovered at  375 degrees for 25-40 minutes

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