Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Black Beans and Sticky Rice

The Chef: Kailey

The Menu: A quick, healthy meal of red-pepper-infused black beans with sticky rice and a huge, fresh spinach salad with zucchini, wax beans, and sunflower seeds. Kailey adapted one of her favorite spicy beans recipes to fit what was on-hand in the VNHQ kitchen, which worked out just about perfectly. And in case you were wondering, if your rice is lagging for some reason, you can totally get away with serving it before it's completely done just by calling it "sticky rice." Brilliant!

The Goods: Maybe we put the requisite ten pounds of Parma! on this meal. Maybe the accepted thinking around the office is that it's totally OK to pile on as much Parma! as you like, since, you know, it's got your B-12, which we hear is important. Though this happened after lunch had officially concluded, some goods arrived in the form of a case of Dandies. Maybe some of us are dead in sugar comas right now, and couldn't be happier about it.


Lady Lazarus said...

Mmmm, I'm loving the look of that. I'm going to try making it.

Vegan Epicurean said...

That looks really good! The salad is really appealing to me this morning.

If you wanted to make brown rice but didn't want to wait 45 minutes the pressure cooker does a great job in 1/3 the time. And ... the texture is great. I wanted to add this for those that haven't tried rice in the pressure cooker.