This shouldn’t even fall into the category of “recipe” because it’s so simple to make. These days what I look for in a meal is easy, quick, and healthy / low calorie. I am by no means a cook but in the past I always enjoyed the process of making / baking, photographing food, and sharing it here so I am challenging myself to doing this more frequently again.
I try to incorporate beans of some sort into most dinners since I am vegetarian. For Hunter who wants to eat meat every once in awhile, this is the perfect thing that I can whip up enough for both of us and he adds grilled chicken to his. Here’s what you need:
1 cup of brown rice (simmers for about 45 minutes)
1 cup (dry) or canned black beans
1 cup (dry) or canned pinto beans
chopped red peppers
fresh chopped garlic
If you use dry beans they take a little more preparation and cooking before adding vegetables. Otherwise, combine the canned beans, onions, peppers, basil, and garlic into one pot and let simmer for about 30 minutes. I don’t measure the vegetables, just put as much or as little to your liking. We added cherry tomatoes and a hint of cilantro to the top. Sprinkle with pepper, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and enjoy.