I lived in Brazil for almost 3 years. That's where I learned about black beans and rice. Every single day those folks would have them. Mmm. I know why. It's yum. Add some diced tomatoes and onions in oil and vinegar - it's a meal. Oh, and fry some bananas - just peel 'em and fry them in hot butter - yum.
I'm cooking that up tonight for supper, with some potato salad and some collard greens (that is so Brazilian). Oh and I'm cooking some smoked sausage - since most people think you have to have some meat at every meal. And putting out some olives, and some wheat rolls.
Mmm. My mouth is watering.