9/16/08

Dinner from a Can: Mexican

A few weeks ago, I was making fun of one of my coworkers for wanting to make dinner for his SO using canned, boxed and pre-marinated items. Well, tonight, I did just that for my own dinner...because I don't really need to impress myself, right?

Mexican Yellow Rice with Black Beans and Tomatoes

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 large can of chopped tomatoes, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 dash red pepper flakes
cooked yellow rice
feta cheese
parsley, minced, to taste

Directions
1. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add onions and garlic and cook for a few minutes.
2. Add canned tomatoes, black beans and spices. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, till the flavor develop and everything is heated through.
3. Heat the rice.
4. Spoon the rice on the bottom of a bowl, top with black bean/tomato mixture, top with feta cheese and parsley.
5. Dinner is served.

3 comments:

Camille said...

I love this type of salad and make a lot of salads using any assortmant of canned beans, cheese and spices. I have a great recipe for a black bean and avocado salad. With everyone so busy these days I think that sometimes you only have time for the can!

Rhyleysgranny said...

This looks very tasty. Nothing wrong with fast food now and again especially when you make it like that. You have a lovely blog. Thank you for taking the time to comment on mine.

BlueToYou said...

ooo yum!