If you're not vegan, serve this delicious soup with a dollop of soured cream or yoghurt. Sprinkle with coriander or spring onions or both.
Used different ingredients. This is delicious. I also added 2 T. of molasses. My guests loved it. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. Love love love it. So easy to make. I cheated and used 2 cans of black beans so I didn't have to go through the soaking process, and I forgot to get the can of tomatos, so I added a bit of tomato sauce for flavour. And since I used the canned beans, I added about a 1/4-1/2 cup water to get the right consistancy. To spice it up a little more, I added about 1 1/2 t of dry mustard and 1 t of backstrap molasses. Cooked for 3 hrs on HIGH. Turn out WONDERFUL. I will def be making this again, when in the chill mood. YUM YUM. - 29 Sep 2008
I used the ingredients as listed and was pleased by the flavour. I chose not to puree as I prefer it chunky. This took me about 10 hours to cook, the rice definitely needs more than 20 minutes. I think I will cut back on the black beans next time, there was a spoonful in ever scoop. The soup reminds me a little of chilli due to the flavour and texture. I served this as a meal with homemade jalapeno cheese bread (corn bread with the leftovers). This makes enough to feed an army! - 29 Sep 2008