Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy Black Beans and with a Kick

My husband has been craving black beans and rice so I decided to come up with my own version filled with my favorite colorful veggies.

Kathy's Easy Black Beans and Rice with a Kick!

1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1/4 cup orange pepper, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
1/2 cup onion diced
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 ears of fresh corn, kernels cut off
2 cups cooked rice
2T ground cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
squirt of lime juice

Saute peppers and onions in olive oil in a large saute pan about 5 minutes or until they begin to soften.  Add garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.  Don't let the garlic brown or it takes on a bitterness.  Add the cumin and chili powder and stir.  Stir in tomatoes and beans.  Simmer for about 5 minutes.  Add corn kernels and stir.  Mix in rice thoroughly and add cilantro a squirt of lime juice.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Can be served as a side dish or as a vegetarian main course.  Enjoy!