Complete protein is a myth.
I'm under the impression the body can reassemble amino acids from various plant sources to do what it has to do, such as build muscle. True/false?
True. Every mammal can also do this.
-I'm under the impression the body can store those amino acids for up to a day so you don't necessarily have to eat rice with beans at the same meal, but if you eat rice and beans within 24 hours, you should be fine. True/false?
The body does store amino acids until you go to sleep since the majority of muscle tissue repair happens when you sleep.
First part is true. The rest is a myth.
-I frequently see pro-Vegetarian/Vegan websites argue against this whole complete protein thing being a problem and the mainstream bodybuilding community arguing that it IS a problem. Are there any independent studies you guys can link to that support the case that it's not a concern?
Vitamin D is a lot more important with building muscle than "worrying" about whether you're getting the right amount of protein. The mainstream bodybuilding community wants everyone to believe we need animal protein to build muscle.
My experience is that beans are a poor source of protein. Some people might argue with me on this.
Rice, vegetables, ripe fruit, avocados and tempeh eaten in a balanced diet offer optimal results.
A mix of steamed/boiled vegetables are number 1 on my list for amino acids, EFA's, vitamins and minerals.
-Most of the websites I see are in reference to normal vegetarians/vegans, not bodybuilding folks. Is it a different story for those of us looking to pack on the muscle?
You obviously have to eat bigger meals. A mix of lots of vegetables with rice offer a clean potent nutrious meal.