Monday, September 20, 2010

Santa Fe Rice

Sometimes recipes aren't the only way we cook. A lot of the times, we need to use up leftovers in the refrigerator.  Tonight for dinner we had Santa Fe Rice. It is something that I came up with this morning when trying to use up some leftover tomatoes, onions, and red peppers.  Nothing fancy and quite simple to make.  Give it a shot, it is pretty good.
Santa Fe Rice

1 box Spanish Rice mix
1 small onion; chopped
1 sweet red pepper; chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can black beans; rinsed and drained
2 plum tomatoes; chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups water

1.  Saute onions and red pepper in 2 tablespoons olive oil until softened.  Add chili powder and cayenne pepper.  Stir until combined.

2.  To the onion and pepper mixture add rice mix with seasoning pack, 2 tablespoons butter, and water.  Cook rice as per directions.

3.  When rice has absorbed the majority of the water, add the black beans.  Add the chopped tomato and serve.

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