I know this seems like a simple thing to share for the weekly recipe, but this is a meal that we thoroughly enjoy, and, as I talked about in an earlier post, it’s delicious and dirt cheap. It’s also extremely versatile in regards to seasonings, etc. For this recipe, I’m not going to give you portion amounts so much as I will seasoning tips.
For the beans, there are a few options: you can use canned ($1.38 for generic large can) or make homemade pinto beans according to directions. Black beans also work well, home-cooked or canned, but we prefer the pinto beans.
We use a par-boiled rice, but any white or brown rice, prepared, will do. A 25-pound bag of par-boiled rice at our big-box club costs roughly $10.
The choices are endless:
Garlic powder (or pressed garlic cloves)
Bacon or Hamburger (increases cost, obviously)
Ancho Chili Powder
Jalapeno or Habanero peppers
Lime or Lemon
The list goes on and on. For the fresh stuff like the peppers and the onion, we like to saute’ them before adding.
Then there’s the garnishes:
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Try this simple meal at home and enjoy the flavor and richness of the simple things in life. Let us know, too, if you have any other seasoning tips for simple meals like beans and rice.