So apparently beans are a good source of non-meat protein. Also rather handy if you want a quick meal since many of them come in cans. Of course, we cannot be a healthy site and encourage canned food, BUT, at times we too are in a hurry! If you can cook dried beans, going through the procedure of soaking and boiling and all that, of course, it is healthier, however, if you are in a hurry and want a quick and easy meal, try to find a good ceramic coated can. Once in a while, we all opt for the easy way out, just don’t make it a habit!
- Kidney Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Plain Yogurt
- Lemon Juice
- Smoked Paprika (or Paprika)
Start by washing and boiling the rice as usual. (Unless you need to let the beans soak overnight) This way the rice will boil and cool a little until you are preparing the beans and dressing.
Next up, mix your plain white yogurt (Greek or vegetarian yogurt will also work as long as it is not flavored) with a little lemon juice and lemon zest, add in the smoked paprika (or any paprika of your choice), coriander, mint, basil, parsley, oregano, marjoram, thyme, and rosemary and mix everything well.
Now start adding the beans, chickpeas, and corn, of course, all cooked, washed, and ready to eat, as well as the olives. Mix everything up with a little rice, chill for an hour or two and you’re ready to go!
A little heat here is also an option, so if you like you can add a little chili to your yogurt mix. Dill and fennel are also other flavors you can play with and as always you can eliminate any herb that you dislike or isn’t available to you! You can also add some bell peppers or carrots for some extra crunch and more healthy and fresh veggies. Hope this recipe will come in handy, it’s great both as a full meal or as a side dish to your fish or chicken meals! Let us know what you think in the comments below, we really enjoyed it and we hope you will too!