Delicious Dirty Rice

READY IN: 40mins




  • Beans : Soak for 2 - 4 hours.
  • To cook, drain the soaking water and add cold water, 1 part beans to 2 or 3 parts cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a very slow simmer, so the beans stay in their jackets. Simmer for 2 hours.
  • Lightly toast pine nuts.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and the chopped onions; saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Mix in the bell pepper, chili powder, chili flakes, cumin, and cinnamon.
  • Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the rice into the saucepan and stir to coat.
  • Add the water and 1 teaspoon salt, and bring the rice to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover the pan and turn the heat to low.
  • Simmer the rice for 25 minutes.
  • When the rice is cooked, mix in tomatoes, corn, black beans, and pine nuts.
  • Stir in salt, pepper and lime juice.
  • When the mixture is heated through, spoon it onto plates and top with the sliced red onion and cilantro.
  • Serve a wedge or two of lime with each plate to squeeze over the rice.