Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mango Black Beans and Rice (Frugal Food Thursday)

mango black beans

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

This week, I'm featuring my Mango Black Beans and Rice!

The first mangoes on my backyard tree are finally ripening.  I love having free fresh fruit right in my backyard!  Last year, I featured mangoes throughout the months of May and June, including these recipes:
I decided to incorporate a diced mango into a traditional recipe for black beans and rice.  It added a slight sweetness (though not as much as you might expect) and some color to the dish.  I served it as a side dish along with a roasted chicken. I'd definitely make this again!

Here's the recipe: 

3/4 cup rice (I used short-grain Arborio rice, but long-grain is fine, or use brown rice to make it more healthy)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 14.5-oz can black beans, drained
2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 mango, diced (here's how to cut a mango)

In a small saucepan, cook the rice according to package directions.

In a large skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until the edges of the onion pieces are starting to brown.  Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 more minute.  Add the red pepper and cook, stirring, for 2-3 more minutes.

Add the black beans, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, and spices.  Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.  Turn heat down to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Uncover the skillet and add the diced mango.  Stir, then recover the skillet and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish.

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Stacy Makes Cents June 7, 2012 at 11:04 AM  

I LOVE mangos! I wish my husband and daughter shared my mango love. :-)
Thank you for hosting! I've linked up my post about Brownie Pie.

Amber June 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM  

Hello and thank you for hosting.

This week I am sharing…

(1) Raw Cauliflower Apricot Curry Salad

(2) Nutrient Dense Berry Beet Smoothie

(3) Ginger Lemon Cookie Chews (Vegan, Grain Free, Low Glycemic)

(4) Spicy Green Beans with Soy-Free Teriyaki Sauce

Have a great week

Be Well,
--Amber June 8, 2012 at 12:26 AM  

oh yum that sounds delicious! sometimes, beans and rice just hit the spot! thanks for sharing!

Kaylee June 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM  

Thanks for hosting and for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Hope to see you again next week!


Chaya June 14, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

I love how mango has taken on a life of its own and can be added to many dishes. This is a combination that has to be a winner.

Judy@Savoring Today June 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM  

I like the added color and flavor of the mangos with the rice and beans. When we had fruit trees in our yard at a former house, it was so nice to just walk outside and pick fruit for recipes--freshest possible ingredients. Thank you for sharing this recipe on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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