Heat oil over medium flame in a large saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic until soft using a wooden spoon. Add green pepper and tomato. Continue sautéing until tomato juice runs. Season with salt, pepper, basil, onion salt and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix.
Pour in fire roasted tomatoes. Mix. Add black beans. Mix.
Cover pot. Bring to boil; lower to simmer. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over lentil rice (recipe below). Top with plain Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, scallions and/or avocado, if desired.
Heat oil over medium-high flame in a medium saucepan. Sauté onion until golden. Season with salt and pepper.
Add water. Add brown rice and green lentils. Mix. Bring to boil. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until all water is gone.(Note: If not using quick-cook brown rice, cook rice and lentils separately for best results).
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