Friday, June 17, 2011

Rice And Beans

{Picture coming soon!}
Rating: 5 stars
Prep time: Easy

This spring, I've been trying to incorporate a few meatless meals into our lives for health and budget reasons. So far, this is the only meatless meal (it's not really "vegetarian" since it has chicken stock in it) that my meat-and-potatoes husband approves of. It's a simple dish, but one so packed with flavor that it's hard to stop eating! It would also make a great filler for tacos or stuffed peppers.

1 clove garlic
1 T olive oil
1 cup rice (I always use brown—you can also replace the rice with quinoa, which is delicious!)
2 cups chicken stock
3 cups black beans
1/2 cup corn (cooked)
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. chili powder or mexican spice blend (I use a tex-mex blend that has chili powder, cayenne pepper, and other things)
1 T lemon or lime juice
1/2 t dried cilantro

Finely chop garlic. In medium saucepan, sautee garlic in olive oil until garlic is just barely beginning to brown. Add rice and sautee for a minute, then add chicken stock. Allow everything to come to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low (it should be higher than a simmer, but not a full boil). Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Add all other ingredients and cook for another two or three minutes. Serve hot.


  1. I tried this today with brown rice, fresh cilantro, and store-bought chicken stock. Oh my heck. YUM.

  2. Yep, I always use brown rice. We use brown jasmine rice from Winco and the smell is OUT OF THIS WORLD while it's cooking. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. We're trying this tonight for 'Meatless Monday's' at our house. So excited!!!