Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. I won’t finish that familiar rhyme but the first part is thankfully very much true. Each of the three components in this concise side dish are beans or bean products. This doesn’t include the drops of vinegar, which was made with rice. However, if you served this with steamed rice to make for a complete meal, you’d essentially be eating a typical Eastern version of “beans and rice.” (See what I meant about how universal this formula is?)
And good for your heart. My heart, or my energy level so far as I could actually tell, really needed this healthy, simple meal this week. I’ve been eating so much greasy, meaty foods lately — on a brief vacation with my family last week, and at food events before and after it. My friends and family tend to convene in order to share elaborate meals together, and it was a nonstop eating spree for a while there. It was time to slow down from it all.