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Rice and Beans

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This simple recipe is Classic, Cheap and YUMMY!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 cans beans (You can make your own and freeze them)
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 4 cups of water


  • Grated cheese
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Cortido
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Pico de gallo


Cook rice in a rice cooker or on the stove by placing 2 cups of rice in 4 cups of hot water, medium heat for 20-30 minutes. Rice is done when all liquid is gone. Heat up 2 cans of beans on the stove. For this recipe, you can use practically any rice – white, basamati, brown, long or short. You can also use several different kinds of beans – pinto, red, black, navy, etc.

Warm beans then serve on top of rice. Top both with grated cheese, salsa or pico de gallo, hot sauce, cortido (a traditional latino condiment), sour cream, and guacamole. You can even add corn for a different flare! Make sure you have some toppings for this dish. The toppings are what really make it good. The more toppings you have, the more delicious your dinner will be!

Side ideas:

  • Fresh veggies, Fruit salad