Did you know that when eaten together, beans and rice make a complete protein?
Yep, it’s true My mom always told me this growing up when we would eat beans and rice for dinner, but I never knew why until this semester at school.
To put it super simply: To be considered a complete protein the food requires all of the essential amino acids. Beans and rice are each missing one or two, but together they have all of them.
Beans contain lysine – the amino acid that’s lacking in rice. Rice contains methionine and tryptophan – the aa that’s missing in beans. Together you’ve got all your bases covered! (Eggs, milk, meat, fish and poultry have them all.)
I find this super interesting since I love both of these foods!
My afternoon snack felt like dessert. LOVE this! I also had a lot of pistachios and peanuts that I randomly found in the kitchen. At least the shells slowed me down.
I made an individual pumpkin dessert after dinner, but it’s not too photogenic so I’ll spare ya this time.