Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mexican Beans and Rice

I like making this dish when I don't have a lot of time on hand. It's quick and easy, and delicious. It makes a tasty side dish, or can be a complete meal in itself if you add cubed chicken or cooked ground beef. Serves 6.

1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can beans of your choice (I used black beans)
1 cup rice (I just use Minute Rice)
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp cilantro

Spray a pot with nonstick spray and saute onion and garlic together till just tender. Add the tomatoes and beans, mix well. Add the rice and mix thoroughly, making sure everything is incorporated. Finally, add the cumin, chili powder and cilantro. You can use dried cilantro, but if you happen to have fresh cilantro, by all means, use it! Use a whole bunch! It makes everything taste really good and fresh!

Cover and let simmer on medium for about 10 minutes. Then you are all set!

Only 4 points per serving, folks!

Here shown served with Chicken Burgers with Lemon-Mushroom Gravy and steamed Sugar Snap Peas. This whole plate is only 10 points. LOVE!

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