Black Bean and Sweet Plantain


For Brown Rice:

1 cup of brown rice, rinsed
1 1/4 cup of vegetable broth, *note some brown rice might take a bit more water
1 tbsp garlic paster
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp plant based butter

For Sweet Potato:

1 large orange fleshed sweet potato
1/2 a small white onion, sliced
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Kosher salt to taste

For Black Beans:

1 can of organic black beans, with liquid
1 tbsp plant based butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 a small onion, sliced
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 tsp adobo seasoning
1 tbsp garlic powder
Kosher salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

For Plantain:

1 large sweet plantain with skin blackened
Other ingredients
1/2 a ripe avocado


For Brown Rice:

1. Put the instant pot on the saute function and once hot add butter and olive oil

2. Next, add the brown rice and saute for 1 minute

3. Season rice to taste with kosher salt and add vegetable broth then cover tightly

4. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes and natural release for another 20-30 minutes or until rice is nice and fluffy and all liquid has evaporated and rice is tender

For Sweet Potato:

1. To a large nonstick skillet, melt coconut oil on medium heat, then add diced sweet potatoes in an even layer

2. Allow sweet potatoes to cook on medium heat until brown on each side and slightly tender

3. Once potatoes are fork tender, add onion and season with salt, smoked paprika, and garlic powder

4. Remove from the heat and set aside once onions are tender

For Black Beans:

1. In a small saute pan, melt butter and add olive oil on medium heat

2. To that add black beans with liquid from the can and a splash more of water to clean out the can

3. Add garlic paste, onion and seasoning

4. Mix well, cover and turn heat to medium low and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until black beans start to thicken.

5. Turn off heat and with the back of a fork, smash a few beans to thicken sauce, allow the beans to sit until serving

For Plantain:

1. Slice plantain into 1/2 inch rounds then sear in coconut oil in a nonstick skillet

2. Sear for 2-3 minutes per side ensuring you keep a close eye because they will burn very quickly

3. Remove browned plantain and drain on paper towel

To Assemble
1. Plate brown rice, cooked black beans, sweet potatoes and plantains, then top with slices of ripe avocado if desired
Black Bean and Sweet Plantain Black Bean and Sweet Plantain Reviewed by special recipes on March 15, 2024 Rating: 5

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