Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mama's Rice & Beans

Y'all, the heavens rained down on my kitchen a couple weeks ago. My mom was in town and made an amazing lunch for us.

After it was gone, I made her make it for dinner too.

It rocked, was easy, and keeps well as leftovers (if there are any).  She wrote down the recipe for me and I knew I had to share it with you. So with out further adieu...

Texas Rice & Beans
(For the record, the name of it is a tad misleading... it's nothing like the Texas rice & beans I've had before.)

Mix the following together:
  • 1 can of black-eyed peas or garbanzo beans, drained (I didn't have either, so I used light red kidney beans instead)
  • 2 cans of black beans, drained
  • 1/3 - 2/3 cup of roasted red bell peppers 
  • 1/4 chopped poblano pepper (I didn't have poblano, so I used an anaheim pepper... and I chopped the whole thing and threw it in, so we ended up with more than the recipe called for. Hey, we like our peppers around here...)

Stir all of the above with 1/4 cup of Texas Vinaigrette (below) and let sit for a few. I recommend adding maybe even 1/3 cup cause this stuff is so good!

Toss the above with however much brown rice you want.
(I used quinoa because when I opened up a bag of rice, I became confused and didn't know what to do with my hands. So I went with ole faithful that is familiar to me.)

(I hope y'all got the Anchorman reference above and don't think I literally didn't know what to do with my hands.... okay, maybe I sort of didn't, but whatever...)

Texas Vinaigrette 
Texas Vinaigrette (All praise Jesus for this compilation of tantalizing flavors!)
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of cilantro
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

So the above can be, and has been, eaten a few different ways. I like to scoop mine with tortilla chips, but it can be rolled in tortilla to make a burrito, or just scooped as is with a spoon.

Finished product
You know what else would be good in this??


(My husband just suggested it, hence the last second mention of it.)

If I had avocado, I would totally cut one of those bad boys up and throw it in!

Let me know if you try this and what you think about it!
Word to my mama for introducing it to me! :-)

1 comment:

Rock and Kathy Funston said...

Looks so yummy...making it this week...thanks Kristin and Linda!