Saturday, February 20, 2010

Salsa Grain and Bean Pilaf

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:

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.

1 comment:

Cory said...

Glad to hear that you are doing good diet-wise. I've never gotten into Oatmeal because I cannot figure out what to do with it. I know I need to be eating it to help with my cholesterol... What are some of the things you do?
Thanks in advance!!!

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