Mirin is a syrupy, golden-colored Japanese rice wine used to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to your favorite dish. Mirin can be found in Asian markets and some supermarkets. An equal amount of white grape juice can be substituted.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 (15-ounce) can black beans,rinsed and drained
1 (5.3-ounce) package goat cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
How to Make It
Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and salt. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring often, until browned. Add mirin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Place onion mixture, beans, and remaining 3 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process 1 minute or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Cover and chill at least 2 hours (mixture will thicken as it chills).