I was reading "5 Food Combinations To Avoid" on Care2 Make a Difference and came across this statement about rice and beans. “Rice and beans have a synergistic effect, promoting better assimilation of each when they are together,” says Bhattacharya.
Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/5-food-combinations-to-avoid.html#ixzz2ipvBiwhM
This peaked my interest so I decided to begin investigating various rice and bean recipes. This is not something I usually cook.
This link has a number of different variations. I plan to give them a try over the next few months. (BD 10/26/13) http://www.nomeatathlete.com/rice-and-beans/
This Red Bean and Rice recipe from Emeril Lagasse received 5 stars http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/red-beans-and-rice-recipe2/index.html
I am open to other ideas and recipes so please conribute