Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
From Taste of Home. I am posting the original recipe that lists instant rice, but I make this with regular brown rice in my steamer/rice cooker which increases the cooking time to about 40-45 minutes.
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (10 ounce) candiced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped*
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 cup instant rice or 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
- 1 green onion, sliced
- In a skillet, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, jalapeno and salt if desired. Bring to a boil; stir in rice.
- Cover and remove from the heat.
- Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Sprinkle with onion.
- Yield: 6 servings.
I made this a little less zippy by leaving out the jalapeno pepper. I used boil-in-bag instant brown rice that I took out of the bag. I didn't turn it off and let it sit but instead let it boil until the rice was cooked. Then I served this in low carb tortillas with a little fat free sour cream and a little cheese. Very nice and easy dinner. We'd like to try hominy in place of the corn sometime.
This was an easy dish to make. I did not have any instant rice, so mine took about 45 minutes to cook. I made sure I had enough liquid so that my rice would cook properly as it was not instant. I added my beans toward the end of the cook time so they would not be too mushy. This had a lot of flavour and is healthy to boot. Thanks for the recipe.
Zippy may be an understatement as this dish - depending on the size of your jalapeno - has the potential to be quite fiery. I used just a half of a large pepper and there was heat. I made this not as a side but as a healthy meatless meal and like the chef made it using regular (not instant) brown rice. It was really easy as I cooked the rice for 30 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients and cooked that for 15 rather than 5 minutes. Based on sampling before serving, I felt the flavors needed a bit more depth and decided to add about 3/4 teaspoon of cumin and a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Chopped onions and peppers might be a goo addition but would wreck the ease and simplicity of the dish -- part of it's virtue. Leftovers made a great lunch for the office. Thanks!