When I make brown rice in my rice cooker I do up a big batch. The leftovers are divided into freezer containers for future use. One easy but very flavorful dish I use precooked rice for is what I call Fiesta Rice. Of course it’s also great with hot rice right out of the pot. You can take the basic recipe and modify it to your personal taste. I make it different all the time and usually don’t follow a recipe its more of a dump and stir method, but no matter what it always tastes delicious! The last time it was made I actually used measuring cups and wrote it all down so I could give you a real recipe. I’m always thinking of you!
If you don’t like corn – leave it out – if you love corn why not double it – don’t have black beans use kidney or pinto. If you like a little heat add some diced jalapeno, don’t have rice no problem- use quinoa. Sometimes I add salsa or chopped tomatoes – just depends on what it’s being served with. Remember usually I just toss ingredients in the bowl, stir and when it looks good I serve it. If you stick with the lime juice, cilantro, brown rice and a touch of salt it’s pretty much like the rice at Chipotle. This is good eats and it can’t get any easier.
- 3 cups cooked brown rice
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn, thawed or fresh grilled corn
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 3 green onions, sliced including the green tops
- juice of 1 lime and the zest if you wish
- salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined. Serve hot or at room temperature. This can be a side dish with enchiladas, burritos or tacos or served as a main dish. You can eat it wrapped up in warm corn tortillas topped off with salsa. Serve it over a bed of shredded romaine with home made corn tortilla chips and add some chopped avocado.
Yield: approximately 6 cups
Servings: 8 Servings Size: about 3/4 cup
Per Serving; 154 Calories, 0.8 g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 82.3 mg Sodium, 102.9 mg Potassium, 31.3 g Carbohydrates, 4.1 g Fiber, 5.9 g Protein, WWPP 4
Remember when I told you about my recipe for Quinoa Mango Salad being selected to be on the Carrie on Vegan, iPhone & iPad App called Vegan Delish? Well Carrie graciously offered to host a give-a-way for three of my readers to receive the Vegan Delish app for free!!! Be sure to check out the Vegan Delish Facebook page too.
The Vegan Delish iPhone & iPad App has multiple features! You don’t have to be following a plant based diet in order to enjoy the recipes. They are healthy delicious foods that will fit into most food plans. If you have been thinking about introducing some meatless meals into your food plan this app will help.
•100% whole food plant based recipes with special categories for:
- No Sugar Added
- Pressure Cooker
- Quick & Easy
- Raw Food
- Standard or Metric recipe measurements
- Mouth-watering photos
- Smart shopping lists to add ingredients directly from your selected recipes
- Printing and emailing of recipes and shopping lists
- Sharing on Twitter and Facebook
- Easy searching with multiple key words
- Rating and reviewing of recipes
- Reference pages with expanded information on healthy cooking
- Kitchen timer function
- Recipe scaling for the servings you need
- No ads within the app
All recipes include a photo which I really like – you can create a list of your favorite recipes and you can make a shopping list from the ingredients in a recipe and print it!
It’s easy to use – even I figured it out, but there is a How To Use This App feature that walks you through it step by step if need be. If you are standing in the grocery store trying to think of what to make for dinner just open this App and find a recipe to try. It’s that easy!
This is how it looks on the iPad. Don’t you want this Chocolate Cherry Bomb? Me too!
Details about the give-a-way!
You must live in the USA and have access to an iPhone or iPad to use the app.
Three winners will be chosen using random.org. The give-a- way will remain open until midnight Monday night August 26, 2013. I’m extending it so everyone has a chance to enter!
Winners will be announced next week in a post and I will also email you so be sure to use the correct email address.
I am not being compensated for this post and as usual all opinions are my own. Thanks to Carrie who is sponsoring the give-a-way for 3 lucky people!
All you have to do to enter the give-a-way is leave me a comment telling me what is one of your favorite quick and easy healthy meals to eat at home.
Yep – it’s that easy!
To Your Health,
Thanks for reading my blog – be sure to leave a comment and have a chance to get the free app!