Quick Fix: Spicy Rice Cooker Beans & Rice

As the weather turns colder this Quick Fix is a staple in our house.  I prep the few ingredients, throw them in our rice cooker and like a mini-crockpot it cooks them perfectly and turns itself to warm when the dish is ready.

 

 

Quick Fix: Spicy Rice Cooker Beans & Rice
entrée
4-6
 
Cooked beans and or rice roughly doubles from the dried amount (I.e. ½ cup dried beans = 1 cup cooked). Therefore, one serving of beans or rice is ¼ dried or ½ cup cooked. Use the base of a grain+a bean+2 veggies and see what yummy concoctions you come up with!
Ingredients
  • 1 Garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • ½ Onion diced
  • ½ cup torn bite size pieces of collards or other greens & Handful fresh diced tomato
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • Sprinkle of Spices (Salt & Pepper, Red pepper flakes, cumin, oregano etc.)
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2 Tbls.-1/4 cup Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbls.-1/4 cup organic Ketchup or Tomato Paste
  • 1½ cup Grain (Brown Rice, Barley etc.) + ½ cup dried Beans (or 1 can)
or
  • 2 cups Grain & Bean Mix
Instructions
  1. Plug in rice cooker (or turn on stove w/small stockpot).
  2. Put in garlic, onion, let brown.
  3. Add grains, beans, canned tomatoes,Greens, spices, and water.
  4. Stir, cover and leave to cook for about 20 minutes.
  5. Check taste and tenderness (add more water if too dry, add additional spices if needed).
  6. Stir in Hot Sauce & Ketchup & Fresh Tomatoes.
  7. Let cook additional 10-15 minutes (or ours automatically turns to "warm").
  8. Serve in a mug with a side salad.

 

 

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