Black Beans & Green Peas with Rice & Barley


Ingredients:

1 – 29 oz. can of black beans – drained
1 – 12 oz. bag of frozen green peas
1 pouch of instant barley
1 cup of uncooked rice
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 healthy handful of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
4 stalks of celery with leaves - chopped
1 bunch of fresh scallions – chopped
1 Jalapeño – grilled & chopped with seeds
Dashes of sea salt
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil for drizzling

In a rice cooker place the rice and barley and in the steamer place the peas.

On a heated griddle place the Jalapeño and grill on all sides and chop.

In a large frying pan heat a few drizzles of olive oil and place the garlic, parsley, celery and scallions. Sauté for a minute or two and add the cooked rice, barley, Jalapeño and peas. Add the drained black beans and toss.

Add the seasonings and another drizzle of olive oil.

This is a delicious side dish to add to any meal.

Enjoy with much Love,

Catherine
xo

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15 comments:

  1. Oh Catherine- this really piqued my interest- will be trying this within a day or so! Thank you!
    xoxo

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  2. Catherine, This is a great idea for a side dish! I'm a meat eater but this looks very satisfying with lots of textures to experience. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  3. Interesting combinations that I haven't thought of previously - black beans/green peas and rice and barley together. Very interesting, and nutritious of course

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  4. This was sooo good Mom! I loved it with the mac n' cheese you made! YUM!

    xx,

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  5. Another gorgeous dish for spring and so colorful and full of rich flavors~

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  6. I van just imagitne the taste of this mixture; rice, barley,black beans mixed together. Love it; a perfect meal healthy for for all those who really don't care for meat.
    Rita

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  7. A very healthy and delicious treat! Love the combination of flavours.

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  8. YUM!!!! This sounds fabulous! Thank you so much, Catherine! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

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  10. Oooh, looks tasty!! I may have to try this one sometime. Thanks!

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  11. Szeretem az ilyen köretek!!! alkalomadtán elkészítem!!!

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  12. I love playing with barley. The beans are grand and then the peas.... and the rice... spring but hearty.

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  14. This is exactly the kind of meal I constantly crave! So healthy and full of whole grain and veggie deliciousness!

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  15. What a great combination of ingredients ... delicious and nutritious all at once ... love the addition of barley.

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