Black_Beans_with_Smoked_Ham_and_Rice_Nueskes_Recipe

Black Beans with Smoked Ham and Rice

 

 
  • Prep Time: 10 Min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Makes: Serves Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 C. celery, chopped
  • 1 ½ C. yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbls. olive oil
  • 2 cans (15 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ C. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 ½ C. Nueske's Smoked Ham, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ C water
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • Rice
  • 1 C. long grain rice
  • 2 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions

Cook rice in large saucepan with tight-fitting lid for 15 minutes without lifting the lid. Remove from heat, fluff with fork, cover again and let stand for 10 minutes. While rice is cooking, saute celery, onion, and red pepper in olive oil for 4 minutes or until vegetables are translucent. Add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving. Place rice in large bowl. Make a well in center of rice, spoon beans in well and serve. May also be served without rice.