Kidney beans in Creole style

After last small talk with my friends I decided to create a new tag – “one pot”. Few people told me that I post only difficult recipes with ingredients impossible to get. I was really surprised after hearing this, particularly because I find most of them rather simple. But it’s just me. Not everybody is an experienced chef. OK, you can learn some stuff, how to chop vegetables fast and efficiently or how to prepare three dishes at the same time. You can even develop your intuition. However, I think that most of us prefer something fast, easy and something which doesn’t demand from you a three-year cooking course in Paris. So I’ll try to share with you some new ideas for easy and delicious food.

By the way, I decided to check few recipes from “The World Vegetarian Cookbook” (you can see the Polish edition on the photo below). Maybe I’m not a cookbook collector, this one I came across only by accident, but it’s nice to have some diversity at least from time to time. Some unexpected mixture of spices or a vegetable which doesn’t frequently appear on my plate. And of course many new ideas.

I had to modify this recipe a bit so to make it a vegan recipe.


  • 200g brown rice
  • 3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 green pepper
  • 150g mushrooms
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 3-4 firm tomatoes
  • a bunch of spring onion
  • salt and black pepper

Cook the rice in a slightly salted water for about 30 min. Slice the mushrooms and green pepper. Fry it with 3-4 tbsp of vegetable oil for about 5 min. until the vegetables start becoming soft. Add cooked rice, kidney beans, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Next add vegetable stock and stir everything together, stew for about 10 min. Meanwhile, peel and slice the tomatoes, chop spring onion. Add rest of the ingredients and stew for about 5 min. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Before serving, you can decorate the dish with some parsley.

And this is the book. I’m planning to try few more recipes from it. Kidney beans in Creole style is definitely worth recommending :).