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Old 06-07-2018, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tyler, Texas
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I love rice and beans. I never ate them until I moved to Texas. My neuroanatomy professor recommended them for a nice protein source.

I juice a fresh lime, chop up at least two ripe tomatoes, one ripe avocado and chopped fresh sweet onion.
Best meal ever!

Would love to hear your favorites. True summertime comfort food!
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Sour cream or plain yogurt and the other stuff you said.

Thin sliced radish is nice too, and some pickled spicy carrots and jalapenos. I'd rather have a corn tortilla than the rice though.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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My rice and beans run from indian seasoned, cajun seasoned, etc.

But I add in any veggies I have in my fridge (depending on what goes with the version, and what I feel like).

Could be: zucchini, carrots, potato, celery, spinach/arugula/kale/other greens, I'm sure I am missing a bunch.

Toppings have all been covered, plus fresh herbs, fresh lime or lemon juice, etc.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:23 PM
 
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When I put Jasmine brown rice in the rice cooker, I also like to put some frozen veggies in it. Usually mix of carrots, peas, and corn. Trader Joe's has one with soybeans in it for additional protein.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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Once I added some finely chopped cilantro to the beans. I initially did it to get some use from the cilantro before the bunch went bad. Although I didn't know at that time of its carminative effects, it seemed to work (unexpectedly) in that respect. I also sprinkle dried basil on instead of salt.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I make so many versions of rice and beans - not only Mexican. Which ever I make, I always add at least 1/3rd cup of veggies to 1 cup of cooked beans.

Whatever veggies I add are chopped very small, and lightly sauteed first. I did this when my children were young, and I continue the practice today.

What ever I have on hand is fair game. I generally use fresh, seasonal vegetables.

I almost always start with sauteed celery, carrots, onions,minced garlic and frequently mild bell pepper.

Other things I am fond of - mushrooms - all sorts, summer squash/zucchini, cooked winter squash, tomato, finely chopped greens - spinach, kale, collard, escarole, mustard, turnip. What ever you like just take out anything "stalky" or hard. Leeks, sweet potatoes,fresh tomatoes, cooked jacima, cooked sweet corn (grilled is great) avocado, Hungarian peppers, jalepeno peppers and other hot peppers.

While rice and beans are usually in a tomato based sauce, I have also made rice and beans using a small white beans and chick peas, baby green peas Leeks, shallots, mushrooms, carrots,celery,and herbs make a nice brown sauce. I add sherry to it, but white wine or apple juice would work. For vegetables I add diced artichoke hearts, baby peas, asparagus tips, assorted mushrooms, and chopped baby spinach.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Quinoa instead of rice. Beans and quinoa go great together. I like it spicy, so cayenne pepper, jalapenos, and homemade salsa. Put it all on a soft taco with tomatoes, avocado, and yogurt, yum!
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Salsa, avocado and hot sauce go well with it. Louisiana-style red beans and rice (minus the pork) is a favorite too.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Tomato sauces including the sauce that's used for "Sloppy Joe's," chopped sweet pepper, and chunks of Morningstar veggie dogs which I guess are no longer available. At least not here.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Tomato sauces including the sauce that's used for "Sloppy Joe's," chopped sweet pepper, and chunks of Morningstar veggie dogs which I guess are no longer available. At least not here.
Lightlife Smart Dogs are good!
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