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- 5 very ripe, yellow plantains (see notes)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of your choice)
- 2 cans low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup low- or reduced-sodium vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoon tomato paste
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 large tomato, small diced
- 1 green bell pepper, small diced
- ½ yellow onion, small diced
- ¼ cup loosely packed cilantro, minced
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 package Knorr® Fiesta Sides – Yellow Rice
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper to cover.
- Peel plantains and slice at an angle into ½” thick pieces. Toss cut plantains with coconut oil (or oil of your choice) and arrange on baking sheet in single layer. Do not overcrowd the pan. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until plantains are soft and edges become golden brown. Turn on the broiler and broil plantains for 1 minute directly under heat to complete cooking. Let cool.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add black beans, low- or reduced-sodium vegetable stock, tomato paste, oregano, and garlic. Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for at least 10 minutes, but can continue simmering until all of dinner is ready.
- In a mixing bowl, combine tomato, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, olive oil and lime juice. Toss to combine.
- In a second saucepan, make the Knorr® Fiesta Sides – Yellow Rice according to the directions. When cooking is complete, remove from heat and set aside.
- Assemble dinner by dishing rice with beans on top. Then top beans with at least ½ cup pico. Place 4-6 plantain slices on plate. Serve and enjoy.
Serves 4 to 5.
Choose very yellow plantains with brown spots. It is good for plantains to be brown and soft.
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