Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This was originally a Jane Brody recipe called Company Rice with Beans, but I've changed it so much over the years, that I'm claiming it as my very own! It's a great meatless main course and of course, very tasty! I add more or less of things too, depending on how the vegetables look when I'm shopping. Feel free to play with it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil, add the onion, green pepper and garlic; saute till softened.
  2. Add the tomatoes, zucchini, oregano,and rosemary.
  3. Cover the skllet and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the beans, green chilies, and picante sauce to taste.
  5. Simmer the mixture stirring occasionally until it's heated through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  7. To serve, spoon the veggie-bean mixture over the hot rice; sprinkle with cheese, and hot sauce if desired.


Most Helpful

This recipe changed a lot in my hands, as well! I added more spices (cayenne, cumin, ancho chili) as well as parsley and smoked turkey sausage. This dish smelled amazing as it simmered, which I did for about an hour. This was even better the next day.

Soldier Girl August 22, 2006

This certainly was very tasty. I used black beans. Instead of serving it over rice, I just mixed the rice right in with everything. I didn't bother with the cheese. I felt it had enough flavour without it.

Fluffy May 30, 2005

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