Saturday, May 16, 2009


When my carnivorous husband grills, I usually make this for myself instead . It is filling, healthy, spicy and delicious. Topped with cold avocado, sweet cherry tomatoes, a little cheddar, light sour cream and a piece of whole wheat garlic bread, it is my guiltless pleasure!

1 cup of chopped onion
1 clove of garlic minced
½ cup celery chopped

1/2 cup carrot chopped
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup raw rice
3 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 (15 oz) black beans
1 cup fresh corn
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1½ tomato cans of water
(1) 4 ounce Ortega mild green chilies

Sauté onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper in 1-tablespoon canola oil until onion is transparent. Stir in raw rice and let it sauté with veggies until it become opaque. Add the diced tomatoes, water, black beans, corn, carrot and flavorings. Cover the pan and lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes (do not raise the lid). After 20 minutes, rice should be cooked and veggies tender. Stir in mild green chilies. Mix well and serve with cold avocado, cherry tomatoes, cheddar cheese and light sour cream.

NOTE: This reheats very well and is even tastier on day two.
NOTE: I also like to eat this rolled up in a warmed tortilla.


Cristine said...

That sounds fantastic!!! And looks great, too!

Donna-FFW said...

LOVE the idea of wrapping this up in a tortilla. It sounds so delicious Coleen.

What A Dish! said...

That looks delicious- especially with the avocado on top!

Katy said...

Coleen, you are a woman after my own heart. I love rice; this is perfection.

Kristen said...

This looks so good, you should enter it in Girlichef's cooking with Chilies contest

Netts Nook said...

Coleen Your salad looks healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Sounds delish!

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh...yum!

Gloria Chadwick said...

This looks absolutely delicious and is a perfect salad for the hot weather.

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, that looks so good, and so nutritious, too! Totally guiltless.

Monica H said...

This looks great, but I have to admit, I'd be outside with your carniverous husband making sure my steak was cooked just right :-)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

You know Coleen, I can't believe that you ever questioned your wonderful ability for photography. Your snapshots are so wonderful that it looks like you could reach out and just grab a plate of your delectible food. is I whos asks you......."How do you do it girl????".

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Bunny said...

Now see I would love this, I think the kids would to. Great idea to put it in a tortilla!

teresa said...

This looks so light and delicious. I love these kinds of dishes!

Kim said...

I love this kind of food where it isn't all about meat all the time. I love to have stuff like this ready to eat in my fridge. Looks very good!!