A quite day in our house today. We are just hanging out and enjoying each other. I am doing good diet-wise. I had a big bowl of oatmeal late in the morning. I love oatmeal. I love to try different things in it. What do you like to do with yours?
For supper, I am having Salsa Grain and Bean Pilaf. I cooked extra brown rice to keep for future recipes. I like to have things ready for quick meals:
SALSA GRAIN-AND-BEAN PILAF
Serves: 4 to 6
* 4 cups cooked grain of your choice (quinoa, bulgur, rice, couscous, or other)
* 1 16- to 20-ounce can beans of your choice (pinto, black, or pink beans, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, or other), drained and rinsed
* 1 cup prepared salsa, or more to taste
* Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat slowly until well heated through. Serve at once.
This is a flexible recipe that provides a simple, nourishing main dish. Vary the combinations each time so it’s never the same way twice. Great with sautéed green and/or yellow squash or baked winter squash. Round out the meal with a green salad.