March 30, 2012
Vegetarian Spicy Rice-Bean Dish
Guest post by Mary Balandiat, owner of Nuts 4 Stuff Blog. Ingredients: 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1-1/2 cups finely sliced cabbage 1 hot Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper 3/4 cup cooked dry pinto beans 2 cups uncooked rice 2 tablespoons of Pasta Sauce 2 tablespoons of Dei Fratelli Casera Salsa 2 teaspoons of sugar 1/4 cup California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Bold & Peppery Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin powder 1 teaspoon of salt 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil leaves 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano 4 cups of water 1/2 cup of uncooked macaroni Directions: Add your finely chopped onion, chopped pepper, and fresh cabbage that you slice into thin diagonal strips into the pot with your olive oil and cook until onions become golden and the cabbage cooks some and softens a bit. Next add your raw rice and macaroni, stir in sugar, salt, and spices and cook for a few minutes until thoroughly combined. Now add your water, cooked pinto beans, the sauces, and cook this on high until it comes to a boil. Then cover with a lid and lower the heat to low and cook for about 20 minutes until the rice is fluffy. About the Author: Being health conscious, Mary B. likes to share helpful tips and her own recipes to promote healthier eating on her Nuts 4 Stuff Blog as well as beauty, reviews, giveaways, thrifty tips, household solutions, and basically everything she's nuts about to share with her readers. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.