Thursday, November 29, 2012

Spicy Beans and Rice

Spicy Beans and Rice.

Note: I used garden ingredients, but I wrote the recipe for someone who might used canned or frozen items.


1/4 tsp real garlic (I use the kind that is already chopped and comes in little glass containers)
About 1/2 cup of chopped or diced onions
about 1/4 cup of peppers (or canned diced green chiles)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of beans (whatever kind you like)
1 1/2 cup of dry rice (fix according to package directions.  I use the old fashioned kind)
1 lb hb meat, italian sausage, or chicken. (optional)
Either a couple of tablespoons of chili powder or cajun powder to taste.
(To stretch the dish, corn could also be added as well as a small can of tomato sauce).

Brown and drain meat.  Cook rice according to package.  Saute' garlic, onion, and peppers (unless they are canned, then wait) in oil. After the peppers are soft, add the canned items, meat, and rice.  Mix well.