Haitian Rice and Beans

Made Adobo spice blend 2006/11/04:

1 tablespoon oregano
2 teaspoons Butter Buds® Sprinkles left out
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder  left out
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

WHAT WE DID 2006/11/04:
Drain canned beans, reserving liquid (Reserved only 1/2 c. liquid - pp error).  Fry onions and garlic.  Add Adobe seasoning.   Add beans.  Add salt and pepper to taste.   Pour in 1/2 c. of reserved liquid plus additional 1 1/2 c. water.  Add 2 bay leaves. Bring liquid to boil.  Add 1 c. rice.  Cook rice.

2 T Butter
1 Yellow onion finely diced
2 T
?2 cloves Garlic minced
2 T ?1inch Fresh ginger, peeled, minced
1 T Curry powder
½ tsp
Crushed red (chilli) pepper flakes
pinch Sugar
4 c
Veg. or chicken broth
½ c
3½oz 100g Red lentils (see notes)
Lime, juice of (or less)
¼ c
Peanuts, scallions, coconut,
mint and/or sour cream

Notes: Copyright © 2005-6, Alex Stark. All rights reserved.