- Course: Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 1 Time
Can be made ahead of time.
This side dish was inspired by the southwestern flavors of salsa, onion, cumin, oregano, garlic, cayenne, beans, and corn. It’s a fiesta on your plate! You could easily make this a complete meal by adding a grilled chicken breast, grilled steak, or pan-seared pork chops.
In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except for the salt and pepper, and set the pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid absorbed, about 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
Bank a batch: Double the recipe and store the extra in a sealable container or plastic bag for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in the microwave for a few minutes on LOW. Reheat in the microwave for a few minutes on HIGH.
Morph it:Make a double batch and morph the extra into a flavorful filling for burritos and enchiladas. Store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
Have it your wa:y Substitute any bean variety for the black and pink beans; white, red, kidney, and chickpeas all work great. You may also substitute fresh or frozen corn kernels (no need to thaw the corn first).
Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.