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Lazy Day Beans and Rice

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When it’s the end of a long, busy day, sometimes it is impossible to muster the energy to make an elaborate meal. The cure? Beans and rice. I promise this is not a punishment for my family, though. They LOVE beans and rice—especially when topped with guacamole or fresh mango salsa. By the time your rice is cooked, dinner is ready and on the table. Enjoy!

Lazy Day Beans and Rice

The healthiest of cheap meals in my repitoire!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Healthy Beans Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 300 kcal
Author heartysmarty

Ingredients

Beans

  • 2- 15 oz. Cans Pinto Beans drained
  • 8 oz. Tomato Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin

Rice

  • 1 Cup Brown Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups water

Guacamole

  • 2 Avocadoes ripe
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup rice to 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Cover and boil as directed on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, combine beans, tomato sauce, and spices in a large saucepan and simmer on low heat until warmed through.
  3. Make guacamole by mashing the avocadoes with a pastry blender or an immersion blender. Add lime juice, tomatoes and spices.
  4. Serve beans atop cooked rice and top with guacamole.

Recipe Notes

With a little extra effort, add some real zing to this meal with my Peach/Mango Salsa. 

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