Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rice with black-eyed peas - Grow your own #10

Rice and beans... another staple food here in Brazil. Every time we visit the family farm, which is in another state, the lady who works and lives there gives me black-eyed-peas that her family grows. She taught me how to make this dish called "baiao-de-dois" that is popular in the Northeast part of Brazil. This is the simplified version as you will hardly find the type of clarified butter (bottle butter) they use to cook this and the coalho cheese (a type of curd cheese).

This is my entry for this month's Grow Your Own event. If you grow or raise anything in your garden or if you received something as a gift that the giver has personally grown or raised you can participate too.

1 cup black-eyed peas, cooked
2 cups of rice
4 cups water
1 cup frying cheese, cubed
1/2 cup italian smoked sausage or chorizo, sliced (I omit this sometimes)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon chopped onions
cilantro leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

1) Heat oil in a large pan. Add onions, garlic and sausage and sautée until tender. Add rice and fry it stirring it frequently. Add cooked beans, water, salt and pepper and cook for about 15 minutes until most of the water gets absorbed.

2) Add the cubed cheese and the cilantro. Turn off stove and let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.


Susan from Food Blogga said...

I'm so glad you gave me another way to make black-eyed. I rarely make them, and when I do, it's usually in a succotash. This looks wonderfully flavorful and light.

Elle said...

This looks fantastic! We love rice and beans and I love finding new ways to prepare them.

Andrea's Recipes (Grow Your Own) said...

Beans and rice is a staple around our house, too! It's such great comfort food. Thanks for sharing these with Grow Your Own!

Abby said...

Beans and rice? Sure you aren't from Nawlins? Ha! It's a great easy dish - and obviously popular around the world!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Rice and beans are so good! I love this, especially with all the goodies in there!

Mitch said...

Excuse me. Can I know this recipe is for how many people??

Cris said...

Hi Mitch, you should be able to serve 8 to 10 people. Thanks for visiting!