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.
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.