Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Beans and rice!"

I asked the girls yesterday afternoon what they wanted for dinner. "Beans and rice!". How could I say no to that? Healthy. Easy. Delicious. Yes, let's have beans and rice!

Beans and Rice

  • 1 C. organic short grain brown rice (uncooked)
  • 2 C. organic low sodium chicken broth + 1/2 C. water
  • 1 can red kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 can Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes without added salt
  • 2 organic carrots; shredded
  • 2 stalks organic celery; chopped
  • 1/2 organic onion; chopped
  • 1 organic zucchini; chopped
  • 1/2 organic red pepper; chopped
  • 1 big clove organic garlic; minced
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Ketchup
    • Cook rice in chicken broth/water combo for 40 minutes
    • Saute onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, pepper in olive oil
    • Add garlic until fragrant
    • Add tomatoes and beans
    • Season with: salt, pepper, spices, vinegar, squirt of ketchup
    • Serve over rice, topped with sour cream and fresh avocado
They say you're supposed to eat the rainbow.... so pretty! 
Nothing beats fresh avocado and the Organic Valley sour cream is great!

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