Beans and rice is the most basic of dishes. People eat the combination of grain and legume worldwide. It's not fancy, but it fills you up and can feed a lot of people on a budget. Plain and straightforward, rice and beans are like The Parenting Breakthrough by Merrilee Boyack. What you see is what you get. Enjoy!
Back to Basics Beans and Rice
1 (1 lb) bag dried pinto beans
1/3 cup picante sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 cups instant brown rice
Rinse the beans and soak them according to directions on the bag.
Put in a crock pot.
Cover with water, plus about 2 inches over top of beans.
Add all ingredients, except rice.
Cook on high in crock pot about 3 hours til tender. May also cook on low overnight.
Add the rice and cook until rice is warm and plumped.
Serve with cornbread.