Sunday, September 1, 2013

One Pot Rule

Cooking for one is hard, and the only thing that makes it easier is the one pot rule. Whether its my crock pot, or my latest skillet sensation, I firmly believe that's why the people at the BK lounge don't know me by name. So here it is, Fiesta Gluten Free Rice and Beans:

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked Minute brown rice, Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning (I'm sure a few sprinkles of taco seasoning would work, or if you're a real cook then I have no doubt you can figure it out), 10 oz can Rotel original tomatoes, 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed, 8 oz can corn rinsed and drained, 1/2 to 3/4 cup of either water or whatever stock on hand, 1 small onion chopped, 1 large (or two medium) zucchini quartered.

In a skillet, sweat the onion. Once it's translucent, add the zucchini and a dash of salt; cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the Rotel (undrained), the stock (or water), and beans. Bring to a boil and then add the rice. Lower the heat, sprinkle Mrs. Dash to taste, stir. Remove from heat after a few minutes and add the corn, stir. Let sit until all the liquid is absorbed.

Serve with Mexican or taco blend cheese.

Single lady kitchen win.