We are having a hard winter weather, wind and rain no more. The spoon for days like that is what I like the most and very hot. These days we do not eat anything else, come creams, soups, stews, cooked and it is that getting home and hitting a hot dish on such unpalatable days is what I like the most. The stews I love and I usually vary them to my liking, this time I put brown rice and the result was delicious, we loved it ..
  • 350 g of red beans (I cooked)
  • 100 g of brown rice
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of chard
  • 1 leek
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Leave the beans to soak if they are dry the night before, as you see I used the boat for shortening times. Clean the pepper, chard and leeks, wash them and cut them. Peel the onion and crush it. Peel the potatoes, wash them and cut them into pieces, tearing them apart.
Scrape the carrots, wash them and cut them. Split the tomatoes in half and slice them. Sauté the onion and leek for 10 minutes in a pot with a bottom of oil. Add the tomato and washed laurel, season and sauté about 5 minutes more

Add the drained beans, (if they are jar, wash them and drain them). Cover with cold water, so that there are 3 or 4 fingers of liquid above the ingredients. Bring to a boil and pour a jet of cold water to stop the cooking, this last thing we will do twice. Then cook for an hour, (these steps are for dried beans.
As I made the stew with beans, this cooking hour I skipped it.After adding the beans and water, wait for it to boil.Now add the chard, potatoes and carrots and Simmer for about 10 minutes.

Add the rice, stir and let cook for 20 minutes more without stirring too much with the spoon, better shaking the casserole from time to time in. Try the salt and leave it to your liking, serve very hot.
Note: Before finishing the cooking, more or less when you put the rice, make a sauce with two cloves of garlic and a little oil, when the garlic is golden remove the pan from the fire, wait until cool a little and put a teaspoon of paprika Add this sauce to the casserole, stir or better shake the casserole and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.