Edamame (also called green soybeans) are immature soybeans, picked while still green and sweet. They are as high in protein as eggs, milk, and meat. They are also a very good source of iron, zinc, and B vitamins.
A pairing for the ages -- and a beautifully balanced source of protein -- rice and black beans crackle with flavor, thanks to jalapeno, onions, and garlic. In this version, hearty long-grain brown rice stands in for the traditional white variety, offering an extra measure of substance.