APP, ENTREE, SIDE DISH, DESSERT?
Roasted Chicken, Steak with Chimichurri, BW Standard Salad
FEEDS HOW MANY?
6, can be scaled up or down for a crowd
FAST, WEEKNIGHT, WEEKEND?
I have all of these ingredients on deck pretty much
WHO I MADE IT FOR?
This is another dish that I’m proud of because it was basically a product of what I had laying around at the time. I make this usually for big groups because it’s easy to scale up.
Bacon (8 pieces, chopped)
Onions (2, diced)
Garlic (5 cloves, minced)
Rice (preferably long grain, 2 cups)
Water (2 cups)
Black beans (2 cans, don’t strain- use the bean liquid)
Cumin (2 tablespoons)
Cayenne pepper (1 tablespoon)
Salt to taste
Optional: bell peppers (2, diced)
- Heat Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add bacon. Cook until bacon is crispy.
- Add onions and bell peppers (if using) and cook until translucent about 8 mins.
- Add garlic, stir until fragrant about 30 seconds.
- Add rice and spices and mix well. When rice is slightly browned about 3 mins, add beans and water. Cover and cook on low heat for about 40 mins until rice is cooked.
BOTTOM LINE: an easy side dish that tastes like it was way harder to make than it actually was.