Nutritious, delicious and easy, this black bean and rice soup or stew is sure to become every ones favorite! Black beans have plenty of protein and fiber and adding the last minute addition of steamed rice adds a nice velvety texture.
Organic black beans, celery, onions, simmered with vegetable stock and rice can be either called a soup or a stew! It's rich and thick like a cold winters stew but prepared easily like a soup.
There's nothing more comforting than coming home on a cold winter's day to the wonderful smell of a simmering pot of homemade soup or stew! A great recipe for the whole family, and we like to call it a bowl of health!
Organic Black Bean, Celery & Rice Soup & Stew
- 2 cans (15 oz) organic black beans- rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 medium onion - peeled, chopped
- 2 celery stalks- chopped
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup steamed rice
In a large soup pot, heat olive oil and add the onion.
Saute` for 5 minutes.
Add the stock, water, salt, cayenne pepper and black beans.
Bring soup to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the cooked rice and stir until well combined for about 2 minutes, or until heated through. Turn off the heat. Taste for salt. Optional: add some grated parmigiana cheese on top before serving.
Serves 6- 8