Mexican Beans and Rice

I cooked this again tonight and decided it was time to re-post it. 
My Aunt Jo originally posted it and I make it quite regularly in the colder months.  
I made a few changes for my family ... I'm adding those notes in RED.
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1 ½ cup water
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 green bell pepper, chopped (we all prefer red bell pepper)
1 can red kidney beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
¾ cup uncooked long-grain rice (I use brown rice)
1 Tbsp chili powder (Australian chili powder is ground chili and SUPER HOT! I only use a pinch)
2 tsp cumin
1 cup mozzarella cheese (I use a mozz/cheddar blend)

In large saucepan, saut√© onion, garlic, and green pepper in water. Simmer, stirring often, until onion is tender. Add beans, tomatoes, rice, chili powder and cumin. Simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes until rice is tender and most of liquid absorbed. (Keep an eye that you don’t run out of liquid before the rice is done. Since I also use the liquid in the tomato and bean cans, I sometimes have to boil the mixture, uncovered, at the end to reduce the liquid.) When rice is done and most of the liquid absorbed, top with cheese. When cheese is all melted, serve and enjoy.

Tonight I served these with quesadillas.


Jill M. said...

YAY!!! Mommy's first blog! Excellent blog, and yummy dish. I wonder what would happen if you roasted the peppers first...hmmmmm.
Love you Mom!

Sabba and Nanny said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. Another one for newer dictionaries. ("Put that in your Funk and Wagnall's," as they used to say on Laugh In. Of course, I think they just liked to say Funk and Wagnall's).

Anyway, I am loving blogging--not only posting but reading everything people write and looking at the wonderful pictures.

This recipe page is a gem. The only problem is my potentially expanding waistline, but now that we're eating healthily, maybe it's potentially contracting!
Regards, Jim

cKc--aka Kathy said...

This looks yummy and have heard the confirmation from very reliable sources! And, containing 3, count them 3 of the wonder foods of nutrition (according to what we've been reading)--beans, tomatoes and bell pepper, it's a winner in that category, too! This will be on the menu soon!