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                             BLACK BEAN PATTIES
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       c            Cooked black beans
    1       c            Cornmeal
    1       tb           Cumin
    1       c            Cooked brown rice
    1       c            Soymilk
   The North  American Indians made patties  of black beans and cornmeal,
   cooking  them over campfires.  Brown  rice has been added to give them more
   substance, though the Native Americans on the plains would have used wild
   rice.  For a main dish,  you can make or buy a mushroom gravy to serve over
   the  patties, serving with a green vegetable and salad. Uncooked patties
   can be wrapped in wax paper and frozen, then for a quick meal you can
   defrost and fry or grill. This is a nice way to use up leftover rice or
   beans, but you can also cook some for the occasion. For breakfast, you can
   serve with warm maple syrup.
   Cool the  beans and rice,  if you have  just cooked them. Combine all the
   ingredients well.  Add more cornmeal  as needed to form a stiff dough. Form
   into  patties.  Add corn oil to a frying pan and fry, or grill over
   charcoal. Cooking black beans: put 1 cup dry black beans in 3 cups water
   and store  overnight (a  quart canning  jar works  well for this.) Bring to
   a  boil  in  fresh  water  and simmer around 40 minutes. Cooking brown
   rice: place 1 cup  brown rice in 2 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, then
   cover  and simmer  until water has disappeared, about 35 minutes. Let the
   rice rest with cover on an additional 10 minutes. From: Mary Howard.
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