One dish meals are just the best. Since I can be a disaster in the kitchen when it comes to using way more dishes than necessary, scaling back to making everything in one dish is a welcome reprieve from the mountain of dishes I normally stare at when I am finished cooking. Knowing that, when I saw this recipe from Cookie Monster Cooking, I couldn't wait to try it. Hearty brown rice, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, corn, and some Mexican spices come together for a delicious and satisfying dish.
One important note about the recipe, make sure to pay attention to what kind of rice you are using and adjust accordingly. I used uncooked, raw brown rice from the bulk bins which takes about 4 cups of broth per 1 cup of rice and cooks in 30-40 minutes. If you use a quick rice, you will need less broth and it will cook more quickly. Some other rice may take longer. Just adjust based on the cooking instructions included with the rice package.
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- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup red onion, chopped
- 1 U green pepper, chopped
- 1 U red pepper, chopped
- 1 U jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 cup brown rice
- 14 oz. canned fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. Once hot, add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the peppers, jalapeno, corn, cumin, paprika, chili powder, oregano, and salt. Let cook for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in the tomato paste and brown rice. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, black beans, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and stir. Cover and turn heat down to a simmer. Cook for 30-40 minutes until rice is fully cooked.
Open the cover and sprinkle cheese on top. Cover for 1-2 minutes until cheese melts. Top with cilantro.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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