Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Santa Fe Rice

Santa Fe Rice - Serves 4
1 cup rice
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (or more depending on taste preference)
1 small can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/2  bell pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen or fresh corn (optional)

1.  Bring 2 cups of water to boil, add rice, then turn water down to a simmer. Cook for required time (20-40 minutes depending on type of rice).
2.  While rice is cooking: saute onion in olive oil about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and red pepper . Cook for 2 more minutes.
3.  Add onion mixture, salt, tomato sauce, and black beans, and corn if desired to rice. Stir together and heat through.
4.  Serve warm, topped with cilantro, fresh bell pepper (optional: diced avocado...or whatever else you like). Also good with corn tortillas or tortilla chips. Top with extra salsa if desired.

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