Black beans and Yellow Rice

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2 cups dried black beans, rinsed

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup long grain rice

1/2 cup olive oil

1 onion, diced

1/2 tsp. turmeric

2 scallions , sliced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 jalapeno, minced

juice of 1 lime

1 tsp red pepper flakes

salt and pepper, to taste

1/4 cup cilantro

1 cup salsa

salsa recipe follows…

Quick soak beans. Place beans and garlic in pot with water to cover by 3 inches and bring to a boil. Simmer until beans are tender.

Rinse rice in running water until water runs clear. Set aside and drain.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add the rice and stir. Add the turmeric and just enough chicken stock to cover rice by 1/4 of an inch. Bring to boil and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Combine the scallions, red bell pepper, jalapeno, lime juice, red pepper flakes, cilantro and remaining olive oil. Add half the mixture to the beans and stir to combine. Add the remaining to the rice and gently combine.. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the rice on platter and top with bean mixture. With salsa, top beans and rice .

Salsa

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, 1 sliced

1 jalapeno, minced

1 small can green chilies

1- 15 oz. can Fire roasted diced tomatoes

2 onions,  chopped

2 ripe tomatoes, chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Combine all ingredients and set aside.

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