what do you make with rice and beans?
- bigskulls Nov 11, 2004 08:41 AM
I've just made a beautiful pot of pinto beans - nice and soupy the way I like them. I am, however, drawing a complete blank on what to make with them. Obviously, just about anything would work, but I just didn't have it in me to do the same old London Broil or shredded chicken. I have some roast pork in my freezer that would probably be pretty good, but figured I'd ask and see what people's favorite rice and bean dishes are....
I love to just have them simply. Rice, beans, maybe a bit of queso cotija crumbled on top and some nice warm tortillas on the side.
No ethnic purity here, just what we like:
Red beans & rice: swiss chard sauteed with garlic, onion, and cumin. Don't ask, just try.
For black beans & rice: Broiled or grilled mixed HOT peppers (hehehe), cabbage slow-cooked with onions, oil, a little butter, s&P; and plain steamed cauliflower.
Jamaican Rice and "Peas" that contains coconut milk, thyme, scotch bonner, and a few other items. You can google a recipe.
Also, I like the make a breakfast burrito scrambling eggs, rice, and beans, and then rolling in a tortilla with salsa and sour cream. You can add meat if you'd like to the scramble.