Cuban Bowl

Cuban Bowl

By GeminiGoddess (based on an item off of the Laughing Planet menu)

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients for Brown Rice

1 cup brown rice, rinsed

1 cup vegetable broth

1 cup water

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp salt

Directions

Prepare brown rice on stove or in rice cooker. While the rice is cooking, prepare the plantain mixture.

Ingredients for Plantain Mixture

2 small or 1 large plantain, brownish yellow, cubed

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2-3 cups water

2 Tbsp evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)

Sea salt to taste

Directions

Sauté the plantains and garlic in the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add sugar and water ¼ cup at a time until desired softness/texture occurs. Salt to taste.

Ingredients for Assembly

2 medium yams, cubed & cooked in microwave

1 can black beans, heated

cilantro, minced in food processor

salsa

lime juice

To Assemble, layer in the following order:

Rice, plantain mixture, yams, black beans, cilantro, salsa, and a squirt of lime juice.

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