Friday, May 1, 2009

Super-simple dinner...

I have a beautiful wedding card to post but want to wait until after the wedding tonight. So until I post that I wanted to share a super-simple and absolutely delicious dish I made the other night for dinner.

I made a few slight changes to the recipe below: used canned, diced tomatoes instead of fresh (because hubby hates tomatoes, but he liked these!) and the original recipe called for black leans and jalapenos, I didn't have any on hand so replaced with pinto beans and green peppers. Probably a good call on no jalapenos because I'm not a spicy girl, the dash of hot sauce added enough zip for me.

Beans, Corn and Rice

* 6 cups cooked brown rice
* 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
* 4 fresh tomatoes, diced
* 1/2 cup onion, chopped
* 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
* 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
* 2 dashes hot sauce

1. Cook brown rice.
2. In a medium bowl, combine beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, lime juice, oil, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
3. To serve, Place a scoop of hot rice in a bowl or on a plate, top with a generous scoop of the bean mixture.
4. Stir together before eating.

Be sure to save some of the bean mixture for the next gets so yummy sitting in the marinade a bit longer...I ate it with out any rice the next day and it was better than the first day!


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