This hearty rice and bean dish is the perfect answer for a meatless main-dish choice and doubles perfectly.
Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006
1. Cook rice according to package directions.
2. Combine black beans and green chiles in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 90 seconds. Stir in rice and cilantro. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rice-A-Roni Express Heat & Serve Mexican Rice.
Mexican Beef 'n' Rice: Substitute 1 lb. cooked lean ground beef for black beans. Substitute 1 cup salsa for green chiles. Prepare recipe as directed omitting toppings. Serve with corn chips or in lettuce leaves, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
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