Being a partially gluten-free family, we eat a ton of rice around here. I am always looking for kid friendly ways to mix it up so we don’t become bored. I found this recipe online for Baja Black Beans, Corn and Rice and had to give it a shot. The recipe calls for fresh tomatoes and cilantro, I had neither on hand so I used canned diced tomatoes and it worked but I will try fresh next time. This was super easy, really tasty and best of all, naturally gluten-free. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Baja Black Beans, Corn and Rice
A south of the border blend of textures and flavors. serve hot as a main dish or a side dish with grilled meat or chicken.
6 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained (I used frozen corn, prefer)
4 fresh tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup red onions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 dashes hot sauce
1. Cook brown rice.
2. In a medium bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, oil, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
3. To serve, Place a scoop of hot rice in a bowl or on a plate, top with a generous scoop of the black bean mixture.
4. Stir together before eating