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The Fibertones’ Favorite Meal

February 10, 2009

My husband has this joke about a music group called The Fibertones.  Well, maybe it isn’t a joke, it could be a true story, but until I get confirmation on that, I’ll just refer to it as a joke because it makes me laugh.  

I am convinced that this meal must be the Fibertones’ most favorite dish.  The joke is that the The Fibertones’ slogan is “We’re just a bunch of regular guys.”  

Get the joke?  Yeah, me neither, at first.  Maybe this recipe for Creole Red Beans and Rice will help. 

imgp05211And because one kind of bean wasn’t enough, I served this dish with a side of garlic steamed green beans.

Creole Red Beans and Rice (adapted from Culinary Infatuation)

2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups red beans (I make large batches from dry beans, but I think this is about 1 can)
1 medium onion finely diced
1 green bell pepper, diced  I knew I forgot something at the grocery store, so I subbed corn
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup diced celery
2 medium zucchini, sliced into rounds
3 garlic cloves minced
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 Tbs (or more to taste) Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning
1/2 – 1 cup tomato sauce
1 T oregano, dired
1 T majoram, dried
cayenne pepper to taste
Back to the Fibertones.  As you can see from this ingredient list, this recipe is loaded with fiber.  No Metamucil needed here.  You’ve got your brown rice (with nearly a two hour cook time in my rice cooker, I’m convinced there must be a significant amount of fibrosity here), your beans, your celery (remember that urban legend about it takings more calories to digest the fiber in celery than celery actually contains?), your bell pepper corn, your zucchini.  Yep, this recipe must be the one that keeps those Fibertones’ being “just a bunch of regular guys.”

Add onions, zucchini, and and celery to a large pot sprayed with nonstick spray over medium heat.  Cook vegetables until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add garlic, stir often to make sure garlic does not burn.
Add the rice and seasonings and bring pot to a simmer.

Reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes, adding more tomato sauce if necessary to achieve desired consistency.  Add parsley last.  
4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2009 9:01 pm

    I love red beans & rice, and this looks VERRRRY good! So glad you started a blog!


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