Recipe: Fruit and nut, black bean rice recipe

Since committing to vegetarianism a few years ago, I’ve try inventing my own dishes at home. Here’s one I made today that is simple and tasty.

Please forgive the lack of accurate weights and measures, I tend to make it up as I go along. You will have your own preferences for how things should taste ofcourse.

Seedless grapes, crushed pistachios and black eyed beans

Ok so you’re going to boil a cup of rice in three cups of water. I add a vegetable stock cube for flavour, that is optional.

Your black eye beans go in a pan to be gently heated to warm them up. Slice your grapes into smaller pieces, like quartering them. Then the nuts of your choice, I prefer pistachios, chop them up so they’re crumbly.

Once everything is cooked, mix it all together in a bowl with some olive oil and season to taste.

Mix your ingredients with olive oil and season

Next is the fun part, we are going to make a sandcastle! It sounds silly but presentation wise, it looks pretty.

Fill a bowl with the mixture
Turn the bowl over onto a plate and lift the bowl
Drizzle over olive oil and add lime slices to garnish
Tuck in!

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