This dish was inspired by Vote_for_Pedro's White Bean & Spinach Soup. Like the original, this is quick, easy and full of flavor. It makes a nice dinner for 4 served with a good salad or it can be a starting course and serve more. Use 3 or 4 cups of broth according to how thick you like your soups or how much liquid your pasta absorbs.
Great side dish for your Mexican fiesta. Try with Recipe #17130! It is as good as you'll find in any Mexican restaurant. Update: 1 teaspoon cumin was added to original recipe. I took some of my reviewers suggestion and added 1 teaspoon of cumin to the recipe. They were right. Cumin definitely adds to the taste.
A zesty, flavorful version of the traditional refried beans. Jalapenos add a mild heat and the cheese adds a subtle creamy flavor. These are a big hit at potlucks and fiestas. This is easily doubled or tripled.
Found this recipe in a Canadian Living magazine and had to try it. It's really yummy, and makes a good amount too. Hubby didn't seem too thrilled that it had carrots in it, but he said he liked it, AND he went back for seconds LOL.
I first tried this recipe while traveling in Chile. I later found that it originated in Spain and migrated over to Chile. The Chilean version is a little different than the original Spanish one but I personally prefer it. Be prepared - it's a rich dish and rather time consuming, but perfect for a cold winter evening.
This is easy, simple and wonderful. The original recipe which was printed in the Spring 2005 Penzeys catalog, calls for long-grain rice; however, I liked it much better with basmati. Also, the original recipe called for minced onion but I found it worked very well with dried onion. I indicated that the butter is optional, because I did not add it.