Kit’s Beans & Greens

This is one of my favorite vegan dishes, and is a staple meal in my diet.  It is simple, delicious, filling and a great source of fuel when I’m training.


  1. 1 Cup of Dry Brown Rice
  2. 2 Limes
  3. 2 table spoons of Cilantro (minced)
  4. Black Beans (dried)
  5. Green Onions (chopped fine)
  6. Salt
  7. Pepper
  8. Paprika
  9. 4 cups of Spinach
  10. 2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  11. Avocado (halved and sliced)

Rice – The rice is my version of Chipotle’s rice.  I cook it in a rice cooker.  Just add the rice, water, lime juice from one lime, and cilantro to the cooker and follow directions for brown rice.

Beans – I cook my black beans in a crock pot.  Soak them overnight, then cook for 10-12 hours with salt, pepper, paprika and green onions.  I never measure my seasonings, just season to your own taste.  You can use canned beans to save time, but you loose a little on the flavor.

Greens – For the greens, I prefer spinach, but you can use any that you like.  I start by sauteing the garlic in a little olive oil until they are slightly brown, then add the spinach and a few tablespoons of water, stir and cover for 3 minutes.

Now it’s time to serve it up:

Rice, then beans, then greens, then the avocado slices.  Garnish with a little lime juice and cilantro.  Enjoy!!!!



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