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Mexican Rice & Vegetables
From: Karen C. Greenlee

Serving Size : 4

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion -- chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -- minced
  • 1 green pepper -- finely chopped
  • 2 cups green beans -- diced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups cooked kidney or pinto beans
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro -- finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic and saute about 2 minutes.
Stir in green pepper, green beans, rice, chili powder, salt, and pepper and, tossing often, cook about 2 minutes.

Combine the tomato paste with about 1/2 cup of the water and stir to thin out the tomato paste.
Stir in the remaining water and mix well.
Pour into the skillet and cover.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Cook 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is done.

Remove from heat.
Gently stir in the beans, cilantro, and oregano.
Cover again and let sit 5 minutes.
Serve immediately or let cool uncovered, then reheat.