Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dinner...On The Cheap (Beans and Rice Made Fantastic)

I get a little thrill when I can cook dinner for the family (that the whole family is willing to eat!) for just a couple of bucks.  Last night I came up with this little concoction:

I call it Revamped Beans and Rice

3 c. cooked black beans (I cook my own in the crock pot at one time and store them in individual bags in the freezer)
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
~2 c. white rice (raw)
sour cream and guacamole for serving

  1. Throw the beans, tomatoes with the juices, and spices in a pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, bring several quarts of water to a boil (no need to measure).  Once it is at a rolling boil, add your rice to the pot (yes, seriously).  Boil rice for exactly 13 minutes.  Drain.
  3. Um, well, that's it.  Serve beans over rice.  Add sour cream and guac.

And, isn't that the best rice you've ever had?  It comes out perfect every time!  No sticky mess, just flaky delicious rice.  Who knew?


  1. where did you learn to make rice like that? I haven't tried it yet, but I've never heard of cooking rice that way. I just might have to try that.

  2. I can't remember where I learned it, but I have never cooked rice the old way again...neither will you. (My husband was watching me and just said "Wow...that's a bold statement" Ha ha!)