Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mexican Rice and Beans

This makes a great side dish to any Mexican food.  I found two recipes and adapted them to make them mine, and lemme tell ya, I LOVE it!

The Ingredients:
3T vegetable oil
1 c. long grain rice (uncooked)
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. tomato sauce
2 c. chicken broth
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chopped green chiles
2 T chopped fresh cilantro
garnish: sour cream, diced tomato, cheese

The Instructions:
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add rice. Cook, stirring constantly until puffed and golden.  While rice is cooking sprinkle with salt and cumin.  Stir in onions and cook until they are tender. Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes .  Add beans, chiles, and cilantro and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.  Serve with whatever garnishes you prefer!

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