Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kid Friendly Rice & Beans

My kids just love rice & they love all kinds of beans. Tonight I created this kid friendly & healthy recipe. It's loaded with fiber! The reason I call it kid friendly is because it is not loaded with all kinds of spices that most of the rice & bean recipes have.

3 - 4 c cooked brown rice
2 tbsp butter
1/4 c onion, finely chopped
1/4 c green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 - 2 cans dark red kidney beans, drained
3/4 c tomato juice

Once you have your rice cooking (I use a rice cooker & highly recommend it), melt butter over medium in a large saucepan. Add onion & green pepper. Cook a couple minutes. Add garlic & Worcestershire sauce. Stir & cook for about 1 minute. Add beans & tomato juice. Simmer beans until rice is done. Then dump beans into rice. Add salt to taste & mix well. Serve!

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