Best Comfort Food to Pack On The Go: Caribbean Rice and Beans

Best Comfort Food presents a hot meal you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Caribbean Rice and Beans

Comfort Food: Caribbean Rice and Beans

6 ¼ inch thick slices of fresh or canned pineapple

Vegetable cooking spray

3 tablespoons brown sugar, divided

1 teaspoon lime juice

2 Tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cup chopped green pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (12 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained

1 teaspoon hot sauce

2 tablespoons white vinegar

3 cups cooked brown rice cooked without salt or fat

2 tablespoons peeled, grated ginger root

¼ cup minced fresh cilantro

Pineapples

Coat both sides of pineapple slices with cooking spray. Rub 2 tablespoons of sugar evenly on both sides of pineapple slices. Place pineapple on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 5 ½ inches from heat (with oven door open door partially opened) 4 minutes. Turn pineapple; broil 2 additional minutes or until lightly browned. 

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar in lime juice. Brush sugar mixture over pineapple. Cut each slice into 3 pieces; set aside. 

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Coat a wok or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil heat at medium high 375°C until hot. Add green pepper and garlic , stir fry until pepper is tender. Stir in beans and next four ingredients; cooking two minutes or until thoroughly heated stirring frequently. Add rice and cilantro stirring well. Spoon rice mixture evenly onto individual serving plates arrange pineapple pieces around rice mixture.

Happy Eating !

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