Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cajun One Dish Dinner

Jasmine or Basmati rice– 1 cup
Curly Purple kale – ½ head
Red onion – 1, minced
Potato – 1, cubed
1 can of well washed beans
2 sticks of Chorizo or Andouille Sausage sliced 
Ginger – 1 inch, minced
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Green chilli – 2, slivered
Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp
Olive oil - 3 tsp
Cilantro - 1 tbls minced

Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds – ½ tsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 2
Bay leaf – 1
Star Anise – 1

Cook rice with 2 cups of water. Fluff and set aside to cool.

In a large pan, fry up the beans in 3 tsp of olive oil. Set beans aside in a bowl.

Heat another tbls of oil and add spices for tempering given in the above said order. When the spices get slightly toasty, add onion, garlic, ginger, green chillies, potatoes, and sausages (Chorizo from Avenue Boys Smokehouse). Sauté until onions and potatoes are soft. Now add the red pepper flakes, and salt. Remove bay leaf and star anise. Add thinly sliced kale, cover, and shut off the burner. Let steam finished for five minutes. Add beans and stir well and then dish out on top of rice.

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