Perhaps I should begin a series called How to Solve the Boring Lunch: Simple, Fast Fixes for the Noon Meal.
Along with Sautéed Curried Anything, I often make rice and beans for a quick lunch.
As long as there are some toppings, the kids devour this. I love it plain but sour cream and cheese make it even better.
The cayenne I’ve been using lately is just dried cayenne peppers that I ground up. The stuff is HOT. Use whatever form of heat you like…cayenne pepper, hot sauce, etc.
I have cilantro that volunteered in the garden. It’s slowly freezing out but I pick the wilted leaves and eat them anyway.
This dish can be made in about 10 minutes, including prep. Easy, peasy.
Measurements are approximate. I never measure this sort of thing!
Rice and Beans
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup prepared salsa
2 cups leftover rice
1 cup cooked dry beans
1/4 t cumin
Sprinkle of red cayenne pepper flakes
Sauté the peppers and onions lightly in the oil. Add the salsa, rice, beans, cumin, and red pepper. Heat through. Garnish with sour cream, cheese, and cilantro.