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Quick Rice and Beans

Inspired by a nearly empty pantry and Mexican and Thai food, this rice and beans dish is both quick and delicious!


Have you ever needed to whip up dinner in a hurry with nothing left in the pantry except some rice and beans and odds & ends?

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This quick rice and beans recipe is perfect for just that occasion!

Quick Rice and Beans

Quick Rice and Beans

Yield: 2 -4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Inspired by a nearly empty pantry and Mexican and Thai food, this rice and beans dish is both quick and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pepper
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • salt to taste
  • grated cheese or cheese substitute, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions. I like to use a Pampered Chef microwave rice cooker.
  2. Measure coconut milk into a glass measuring cup. Add curry paste and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a non-stick pan at medium heat, saute olive oil (optional), onion and pepper. Turn heat to low and add beans.
  4. Add cooked rice and coconut mixture. Stir to combine and heat through.
  5. Serve garnished with grated cheese or cheese substitute if desired.

I always try to keep staples like rice, beans and coconut milk in the pantry because they easily combine to make a healthy delicious meal in a pinch.

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Next time you need a meal in a hurry, remember this Quick Rice and Beans recipe!

xo,
Shannon

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