Quick and Easy, Garlicky Lima Beans

Quick and Easy, Garlicky Lima Beans
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4people 5minutes 5minutes
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4people 5minutes 5minutes
Quick and Easy, Garlicky Lima Beans
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4people 5minutes 5minutes
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4people 5minutes 5minutes
Versatile recipe easy on the go and super healthy. These are NOT the lima beans of my childhood.
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. So, I soak the beans and rice over night, then rinse the beans and cover with new water in a crockpot. Set the crockpot on low in the morning (if you're going to work for the day, or on high to get beans in four hours). Rinse the rice and put in the rice cooker with new water, but don't turn the rice cooker on at that time.
  2. When you get home, start the rice cooker, adding salt if you prefer.
  3. When the rice is nearly done - and I typically do this in a separate bowl one serving at a time (See note below.), add a handful of baby spinach, the one diced tomato, and 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (or more to taste), and several ladles full of lima beans and bean cooking liquid (on top) to a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Allow the spinach to wilt a few moments while you spoon rice into an individual plate or bowl.
  5. Stir the bean mixture - I like to mash a clove of garlic or two into the sauce - and pour the mixture over the rice.
Recipe Notes

This meal is soooo satisfying and really quick if you plan ahead a little. I like to serve it with even more veggies, like the broccoli shown, but it is a very nutritious meal on its own. The spinach and tomatoes provide lots of Vitamin C and A, the beans are chock full of minerals and fiber, and the nutritional yeast provides a nice kick of B Vitamins.

I usually prepare one portion at a time so that I can preserve the versatility of this recipe for leftovers. This recipe is also delicious with pico de gallo and a little avocado, asparagus, arugula, broccoli, etc. You can also add Italian, Mexican, or Greek/Mediterraneans to change it up as you work through the delicious garlicky beans, because nearly all cuisines are complimented by garlic.

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