Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Recipe: TV Girl's Mexican Rice Dish

And now for something completely different.

Silly me, I forgot to put my next post in the queue last night, so today's post will differ from the current series. Tomorrow will be a net worth post, and then I'll get back to the financial revolution series on Friday.

I'm no gourmet chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I do enjoy cooking a bit. One thing I've been doing a lot lately is discovering and creating new recipes that are frugal, healthy, and (since I'm a single gal) easy to make for one person. I'll be sharing a recipe with you from time to time. Most of them will be my own creation, but some will be ones I learned from a friend or family member, or ones that I learned from a book or a professional and then modified significantly.

Today's recipe is something I made up by just looking around at what I had on hand. I had some bell pepper that needed to be used up, so I started with that, and built from there. Here's what I came up with:

1/2 bell pepper (any color is fine, but orange is my favorite)
1 can of Mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 can of black beans
2 cups of cooked brown rice

Dice the bell pepper and saute it in a pan for about 3-4 minutes. You could add onions too, if you like them (I don't). Add the tomatoes (don't drain them!), the black beans (drained), and the rice. Simmer on medium/low for about 8-10 minutes so the flavors can meld together.

Optional: Sprinkle cheese on top or serve with avocado on the side.

That's it! Simple, healthy, and cheap. This makes about 3-4 servings, so I usually put the extra in baggies and freeze for later meals. Enjoy!

Next Time on TVG&M: October Net Worth


Matt and Carol said...

Okay - so I don't like rice... but DH/kids do :)

My Husband Rules said...

Mmmm, add corn too!

TV Girl said...

Yeah, a couple handfuls of frozen corn is an excellent addition. Sometimes I put in salsa, and that's really good too. :)