Earlier on this week, I met up with my best friend for supper. We plumped for our favourite Mexican eatery, where I stuffed my face with fish tacos. On the side was a small pot of black beans and rice.
I’ve been craving black beans and rice ever since. No other beans would do. There must be something in the black beans that I need. This afternoon I cobbled together this cheat* meal in about four minutes flat. It was so good.
*Why is this a cheat meal? Because I used packaged rice, that’s why. Uncle Ben’s Mexican rice with lime, to be exact. Don’t judge me!
Here’s how it happened:
Half a packet of Mexican rice
Half a can of black beans, rinsed and drained.
2 tablespoons of water
All of these went into a covered pan over low heat to warm through, stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, I halved an avocado, added a pinch of salt and a squeeze of lime juice, and roughly mashed. I then quartered some cherry tomatoes.
Ta-da! The rice and beans were lovely and hot and mushy! Shoved it all into a bowl, and gorged myself silly.
In future, I resolve to make my own Mexican rice. But given that I was in a post-gym state of jelly-limbs and questionable stability, quick and easy was what I needed.