Mika's Rice and Beans

Prep: 10 minutes (need cooked rice) Cook: 10 minutes


A few months ago when we were in Portland, our daughter-in-law, Mika, prepared this delicious rice dish for us after she picked us up at the airport. This goes together quite quickly and makes a fast meal for 2 people.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp hot chili sauce (optional)
  • pinch cumin
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups kale or Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


Place the vegetable broth in a large non-stick saute pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Add the balsamic, soy sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce and cumin. Mix well, then stir in the garbanzos and greens. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until greens are fairly tender. Add the rice and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the tomatoes. Serve at once.