Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Broke Man's Dinner

Rice and beans. If you've ever been in a tight spot financially you have probably been told you should eat more rice and beans. I once ate this for dinner every night for a week. Last summer, while I was in Spain, Chris asked what he could make for $5 and still have leftovers. I told him my special rice and beans recipe. He liked it so much he started making it all the time while I was away. You can eat it as is, or in a burrito, or with chicken on top.

Tonight, we chose to eat it in burritos. 

Rice & Beans:
What You Need: 
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
The Process:
  1. Cook the rice according to the packaging. To make it a quick meal, use instant brown rice. 
  2. In a pan mix the rice, beans, salsa, and chili powder. Let simmer until the mixture is warm. 


  1. I do this a lot for lunches, but I don't always add the chili powder. I need to remember that!:)

  2. Rice and beans is definitely under-rated!

    We'd love to see this at our Beautify it Monday link party open now!

    -Four Sisters