Friday, September 3, 2010

Beans & Rice



Slice of Chic posted a recipe for beans and rice that is incredibly good, fast, and easy. Great for a quick meal when you're pressed for time. You can find it here. We had company and they loved it - as did my husband who doesn't always like veggie night. I might add a bit more rice, or figure out a way to use regular brown rice and not Minute Brown Rice, but my husband vetoed that idea and said it was perfect. I used plenty of fresh mozzarella cheese, however. He asked me to copy the recipe for my recipe box, not willing to risk the loss of this recipe, evidently.

What's with men and their beans and rice? She said this was her husband's favorite meal, something his mother made for him. That says it all, I guess. If MOM made it ...

25 comments:

lakeviewer said...

It does sound good and quick. Interesting that the recipe uses both cumin and soy sauce as flavorings.

Nancy said...

lakeviewer - I thought so, too, but it worked. I added an extra clove of garlic - which is common practice for me.

DJan said...

Ah, a woman after my own heart! An extra clove of garlic! The recipe does look good. I myself would have used the "real" brown rice, too.

The Good Cook said...

MMM.. I like Red River Wild Rice Mix, brown and red rices. Other than that, this recipe sounds perfect.

Brian Miller said...

oh i love b eans and rice...dress it with a bit of hot sauce...mmm....

Lori said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love black beans and rice but have never had it with cheese on it. I am sure my kiddo's will like this too. Hope you and yours have a great weekend. :)

Marguerite said...

Great beans and rice recipe! I love brown rice and cook it almost daily. Topped with steamed veggies or beans, and a little cheese, it becomes a complete protein and is very nutritious, as well. Thanks!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Mmmm!!! Looks really good!!! And as I'm vegetarian, it's perfect!!! I'm glad you substituted brown rice! That's what I always use!!! I'm taking this one home with me :-)) Great to visit with you this morning! I've missed being here!! Love, Janine xo

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Looks totally delicious! I'll jot this down and see if Rob will make it!

Pat said...

This sounds good and worth a try!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I just printed out the recipe. My husband will love it as he loves anything with beans and cheese and a little spice. It sounds delicious. I'm going to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Yummy!

Butternut Squash said...

Yum. I will have to give it a try. Lately we have been eating more beans and lentils than meat.

Rob-bear said...

Very nutritious. Whole protein, with added protein in the cheese.

My noon meal is usually all-vegetable. I'll add this to my list.

Amanda said...

yum-- anything with lots of mozzarella cheese sounds fantastic -- will try this with a salad next meal.

leilani said...

men and carbs Nancy! men and carbs! they dont need us women they just need carbs!! =0D

Grandmother said...

In our years of vegetarian eating we have come to love brown rice, and rice and beans and cheese, so thanks for a recipe with all three. I printed it for my husband (the cook) who thinks it looks delicious.

Natalie said...

Thanks for trying my recipe Nancy! I've tried it with brown rice and I've also doubled the rice, it turns out delicious any way you cook it. I'm glad your family enjoyed it!

Gabriele Agustini said...

I'm so happy that I found your blog!
I've become one of your "Followers". :)
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

Merisi said...

Sounds delicious!

Back in DC, I loved to eat red beans and rice at a Cajun restaurant, "Louisiana Express" - with a bit of tomato sauce thrown in.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, yummy! sounds divine! my daughter just made a wonderful brown rice and chicken dish that was really good - her 4 year old son made the sweet/sour sauce for it [well, with only a little help from yaya!] and while it had a tad much brown sugar [for my liking, but not his], it was really good - will have to grab her recipe - especially great served over brown rice!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to say "hello!" Hope you are having a wonderful week! ~Janine XO

Deborah said...

Excellent! This combines three main things I like a lot, and satisfies my wish to find meatless dishes that are easy and tasty.

Thanks, Nancy!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Nancy, Are you okay? You haven't posted for a while...you are in my thoughts!!! Love, Janine XO

Emom said...

Thank you for the recipe! I know what to make tomorrow for dinner! smiles....

Nancy said...

Janine - I'm back! Thanks for missing me! I'll stop by and catch up soon.