• Home
  • Services & Rates
  • Adult Classes
  • Budding Chefs
  • Catering
  • Calendar
  • Contact
  • Tasting Colorado Cookbook
  • Food Writing
  • Eating Local
  • Foodie Links
  • Italy Tours
  • My Travels

Quick and Dirty…Rice, That Is!

June 8, 2011 | Beans & Grains, Popular, Side Dishes

I’ve spent the last 6 days traveling – Philadelphia with college friends, Bucknell University for Reunion, then on to New York to visit my son in Manhattan. Thankfully, I cooked and photographed this before I left, because based on the scale this morning I shouldn’t eat another morsel of food for at least a week. Ah, the hazards of being a foodie. Look for my travel post later in the week – I ate at no fewer than 8 fabulous dining spots and have the food photos – and love handles! – to prove it.

I “preach” about getting more whole grains and beans into your diet every time I teach a class for Cooking Matters, but the truth is, cooking whole grains and beans takes time, so I often opt for something else, something not quite as good for you. Until, that is, I got the brilliant (but obvious) idea to cook a larger batch of each and freeze them in individual portion sizes.So the other night when I wanted a quick but flavorful side dish, something like dirty rice with beans, I simply thawed and reheated a small bag of cooked brown rice and a small bag of cooked black beans, then tossed the hot rice and beans with some extra virgin olive oil and spices. Simple, fast, no hot oven or stove, good for you. What more could you want now that summer is here?!

Quick Dirty Rice
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¾ cup cooked black beans
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Reheat cooked rice and beans, then toss with olive oil and spices. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

 

Comments

6 Responses | TrackBack URL | Comments Feed

  1. I just finished a pantry trawl about 20 minutes ago and pulled out a bag of dried black beans and a mix of rices I bought at the Asian market not too long ago. This sounds great!

    Reply

  2. This rice looks really tasty – I love that mix of spices.

    Reply

  3. Rice & Beans are my favorite, not only because they are versatile and delicious, but easy on the budget too! Especially if you buy dried beans and soak them overnight and then cook.. When I was dirt poor I lived off rice and beans but was still happy enough to eat them every night :) Great recipe!

    Reply

  4. I really need a good spanish type rice recipe. I’ve been buying a mix from Rocky Mountain Rice Company, which is good, but expensive.

    Reply

    • Lea Ann, there is a blend of various rices that is sold at Costco that’s fabulous, and you can pretty much season it up any way you like!

      Reply

  5. [...] with friends I have been looking for new freezer and budget friendly recipes. I came across This Dirty Rice Recipe and I thought it would fit the bill. I made a couple changes but it worked out well. The [...]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe:  



My Cookbook! --->


TASTING_COLORADO_FRONTCOVER

Restaurant Reviews

  • acorn denver restaurant duck confit tom yum noodle bowl
  • the-infinite-monkey-theorem-barrel-tasting-lab-collage-2
  • capital grille denver
  • bistro-vendome-creme-brulee
  • opus restaurant denver
  • restaurant roundup

Search by Ingredient

almonds apples arugula Asian avocado bacon basil beans beef beets bison braising broccoli brunch butter cake carrots cheese chicken chiles chili chocolate cilantro coconut cookies corn cucumber curry dips eggplant eggs feta cheese garlic giveaway goat cheese grilling herbs ice cream Italian kale lamb leftovers lemon lime Mexican mint muffins mushrooms nuts oats olive oil onions pancetta parsley peppers pesto pickles pine nuts pizza plums pork potatoes quinoa rice ricotta roasting salmon sausage shrimp spinach squash stews sweet potatoes Thanksgiving tomatoes tuna turkey vegetarian vinegar zucchini

About Michele



Get the Cooking with Michele ® Newsletter
Email:

Sponsors


Get Involved


Donate to Bloggers Without Borders

Other Stuff

Top 20 Colorado Cooking Blogs


my foodgawker gallery


Sommelier Courses and Wine Classes from the International Wine Guild Wine School

The International Wine Guild Wine School



Search for recipes from across the web at Foodily.com

certified yummly

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

constant contact badge

Archives