Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Back to Basics Beans and Rice



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


Directions

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.

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