I don’t know why more people don’t make more out of rice and beans. I know they sound pretty boring when you first think about it, but they’re cheap and can really be good eating.
Besides, rice and beans are nutritious.
But when it comes to survival, who cares about boring. Do you want to stay alive or not?
I could eat rice topped with a can of kidney beans, even for several meals in a row! I know a lot of people aren’t like that though.
But I don’t think survival food doesn’t have to make you turn your nose up whenever it’s served. With just a little effort, you can make something plain into something your family will want more of.
I encourage you to take a look at an article in the January/February 2009 “Backwoods Home Magazine.” It has wonderful background information on both rice and beans and includes several recipes, too. If you’re looking for a Hoppin’ John recipe for New Year’s, it’s there as well.
Gourmet Nutrition with Rice and Beans
by Richard Blunt
Rice and beans represent two of the most important food families in the human diet.
Rice itself is the principal food for more than half of the world’s population. In places like Cambodia and Bangladesh it provides nearly three quarters of the daily nutritional intake.
Read the whole article here: http://www.backwoodshome.com/gourmet-nutrition-with-beans-and-rice/
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
How many times have you gone to a restaurant and had a dish based on rice and beans? More times than you realize, I’ll bet. Somebody there was creative enough to make it enticing for you, and you paid a premium price for it.
Why not get a little creative in your own kitchen? Get your family used to the idea of eating rice and beans now. Who says survival food has to be boring?