I do a little cooking for some kids who love Mexican food, especially Tacos. They devour Tacos, it’s a fun dish to serve, but I’m usually at a loss as to what else to serve with this dish. Doritos and salsa works, and so does refried beans. But I wondered what else might fit that’s more in the vegetable category. This week I experimented and came up with a simple but tasty side dish for tacos and/or any Mexican cuisine. It’s a simple blend of beans and rice with some diced tomatoes mixed in.
There are just four ingredients – a bag of instant rice, a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos, a can of black beans and a couple tablespoons of taco sauce. I like Ortega medium. This is “duh” easy but very tasty and blends well with most every Mexican dish.
Boil a pack of rice for about five minutes and put in a sauce pot. Open and rinse and drain a can of black beans, add that to the rice, then add a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos and 2 tablespoons of taco sauce. Warm it and serve. That’s it, and it works!
Mexican Tomatoes, Beans and Rice
1 bag of Boil-in-Bag white rice
1 14 oz can black beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with jalapenos, not drained
2 T taco sauce