Dark red kidney beans in a curry of fresh ginger, onions, garlic, tomatoes and chilies with toasted cumin and coriander, turmeric and cilantro, served over a bed of green tea-germinated brown rice..
Germinated brown rice is approximately 10-20 times higher in protein and amino acids (including GABA) than white rice. Soaking the rice in freshly-brewed green tea adds a pleasing flavor and increases the medicinal value. It also helps to prevent the rice from spoiling during its 18-24 hour germination period.
For more information about germinated brown rice, please see this excellent article at Kitchen Stewardship
A densely nutritious dish with tender kidney beans, Andouille sausage, okra, kale and aged Basmati rice..
Creole Beans and Rice
Soak dried red beans overnight. Rinse, cover with fresh filtered water and bring to a boil. Add a bay leaf, reduce heat and simmer until just tender, about 2 hours.
Sauté bias-cut Andouille sausage with a little pancetta or fatty bacon until browned. Add diced yellow onions, celery and bell peppers and cook until vegetables soften.
Add okra, seeded jalapeño, garlic, and chiffonade of kale and sauté 2-3 minutes.
Add cooked beans, black pepper, caraway, dill, oregano, cumin, thyme and paprika and simmer 20 minutes, adding bean-cooking water as needed to keep moist.
To serve, mound Basmati rice in the center of a bowl or dinner plate and ladle bean mixture around the perimeter. Offer Louisiana hot sauce on the side.