I don’t really post recipes much, but I was so excited about this that I called Steph and she told me I should blog about it. So here it goes!
Last night I made an easy Mexican rice bowl out of stuff I had around the house. I started by cooking the brown rice, which takes quite a while. I had purchased some brown basmati rice from the farmers market a long time ago.
When it was just about done, I heated up some vegetarian refried beans from Trader Joe’s. They were already seasoned nicely and only half a gram of fat per serving.
I also had a can of original Ro*Tel (tomatoes w/ green peppers), some sliced mushrooms, pickled jalapenos and a little Tofutti sour cream.
I just layered it all in a deep bowl: rice, then Ro*Tel, then mushrooms and peppers with a touch of sour cream on top. I put the beans on the side in the same bowl. I was totally winging this but it was DELICIOUS! Besides the sour cream, I believe it was Smash appropriate. I’m sure it would be good for meat-eaters with some strips of grilled chicken or steak. With all of the flavor from the beans and tomatoes, I didn’t miss butter (on the rice) or cheese. It didn’t need it.
It was so good y’all…and cheap!
Tomorrow night I’m gonna attempt some brown fried rice with some zucchini, squash, onions and mushrooms to rival Babs and MeikMeika has a recipe for a soup with greens and beans that I wanna try.
Who else has good healthy(ish) recipes? Brit? Brran?? Steph??? Spill it!