Simple Meals for Lent :: Casamiento

Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

This recipe was submitted by Catholic Relief Services. "Sample the food of the Operation Rice Bowl featured-countries with your family and friends by preparing a simple, meatless recipe shared with us by the people we serve around the world. "

from El Salvador

Black beans and hot rice seasoned with garlic, onion and bell peppers. Your family will love this traditional and hearty Latin American dish.

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can black beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cooked rice


Heat oil in a large pot. Add the onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, until tender. Stir in the drained beans, some of the bean liquid, and salt and pepper. Cook at medium-low until heated through. Add rice and stir until cooked through. Adjust seasoning and add a little more bean liquid if necessary. Serve hot.

Makes 4-5 servings

Catholic Relief Services' water and sanitation projects in El Salvador and around the world help bring clean water to families and communities. For more information please visit Operation Rice Bowl.

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  1. Mmmmmm....can't wait to try this one, I have all the ingredients already on hand!

  2. This sounds good. I'm glad tomorrow is Friday!

  3. This is a very usefull for health I think.