Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mexican Rice

This was a happy accident, but I think it turned out rather well. Same basic layout as the burritos. Here is what I used:

1 c black beans (Mine were dry, so it took a little longer, but you can use canned)
1 c brown rice (you can use white if you prefer)
2 chopped mushrooms
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/4 jar medium salsa
tbsp hot pepper relish (or any finely diced pepper relish)

Start out by cooking the beans and rice separately, however the directions say. Pan-fry the mushrooms, zucchini, and red pepper on medium heat until they start to brown. Turn down the heat to low and add the salsa and pepper relish. Simmer for approx 10 minutes. Drain the beans and combine all three. I added cumin, salt, and pepper at the end, but I'm sure you can spice it however you want.

Approx prep time: 10 minutes
Approx cook time: (depending on rice and beans, start these LONG before the veggies) 1-2 hours

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