Dinner tonight was fabulous! I soaked some black bean this morning. This afternoon I rinsed them, covered them with new water, and put in one chopped onion, and one chopped garlic clove. After the water started boiling, I added about 1 tsp. ground cumin. They had to cook on medium heat for about 1 1/2 hours. DELICIOUS! For the rice, I chopped 1/2 onion, 1 large jalapeno, and a good size handful of fresh cilantro. I made sure these were chopped up nicely. Then I measured one cup of vegetable broth, and 1 1/2 cups of water. I put in one cup of brown rice. I cooked it like normal rice. I brought it to boil, then placed a lid on it and turned down the heat to low. I let it simmer for about 45 minutes. Just divine! We put the rice and beans over a bed of lettuce, then put tomatoes and avocados on top. We garnished it with salsa and some cilantro/lime vinegrette fat free dressing. SOOOOOO GOOD!!