Kidney beans or red beans (scientifically Phaseolus vulgaris) are supposed to have many different good qualities as food. They are high in protein and fibers which apparently help lower or control cholesterol levels and prevent a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. They are also packed with a number of healthful trace elements (minerals), a notable one being molybdenum. Molybdenum is a part of a number of enzymes which are required for a healthy metabolism of the body.
I combined this quick and easy beans stirfry with a little more time-consuming but healthy Indian flatbreads - Rotis- made without using any wheat flour. No, it wasn't glutenfree as I used barley in it. Their recipe will have to wait for now. I'm still trying to perfect the recipe of a wheat or spelt-free roti. Why, when it is not gluten free, I'll tell you soon (you can surely guess where I'm pointing towards).
So, here comes the recipe:
Red Beans and Yellow Pepper stirfry
Recipe by PG of My Kitchen Stories
3/4 can of red / kidney beans, washed and letting excess water drip off
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic, peeled and sliced
3-4 dried tomato halves, chopped
1 pinch red chilli powder
a few dashes black pepper, fresh from the mill
a few small sprigs rosemary, broken coarsely
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite sized pieces
- heat 2 tbsp oil in a fry pan on medium high
- add the beans and garlic and stir, reduce heat to medium
- after a few minutes add the dried tomatoes, rosemary and the spices
- add one more tbsp oil, if required
- keep stirring in between, for about 10 minutes
- once you get a nice smell coming from the beans and they look nicely roasted add the yellow bell pepper
- increase heat and fry for a few minutes on medium high, stirring in between
- serve warm with bread, roti or steamed rice
But, despite all that I love the way he says "Umm, .... umm, so lecker (so tasty)!"
I had been seeing the beautiful logo of MLLA-8th Helping everywhere and had been wanting to send a recipe too. I also had one, but then time constraints were preventing me from posting it. But, then I made this and decided upon this one for this month's event.
So, here it goes to Susan's My Legume Love Affair - Eighth Helping and with the hope of winning the copy of Cynthia's brand new book. :)