Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mexicali Rice Saute'

1 c brown rice, uncooked (could use quinoa or couscous)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dry oregano
1-2 tsp chili powder (I used 2)
dash (or 3-4!!) hot sauce
chopped red pepper (can use a combination of any color)
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste
6-8 ounces baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/3 c feta cheese (could use cheddar...but really, WHY??!!)
Cook rice according to package instructions. Heat oil in saute' pan; add onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, hot sauce and red pepper; saute' about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add black beans, tomatoes, juice of 1 lime, cilantro and spinach. Stir to wilt spinach and cilantro a bit; add rice and feta cheese.
Oh all you vegetarians out there...THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!! Soooo good. If you ABSOLUTELY NEED some sort of "meat" in your meal....just add a sliced chicken breast to this. But then, hey, grill it, diagonally slice it and MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL!!


  1. Such a lame name for a great tasting meal...maybe "Mexican Fiesta" is better?? Maybe not...whatever.

  2. This sounds delicious! I really miss your cooking...