Quick Black Beans

Quick Black Beans

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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 15.5 oz. can black beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ packet of Taco seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons prepared salsa or tomato sauce
Directions
  1. Drain and rinse beans from a can.
  2. Heat oil in a small pot on a medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Add beans and stir. Add salsa or tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Stir, cover the pot and let it cook for 7 to 10 minutes on low heat.
  3. Can be served for filling for Taco, burrito or on the side for Mexican dishes.

 

 

Quick Refried Beans

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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 15.5 oz. can pinto beans or black beans
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ packet of Taco seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons prepared salsa or tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese
Directions
  1. Drain and rinse beans from a can.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a small pot on a medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Add beans and stir. Add salsa or tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Stir, cover the pot and let it cook for 7 to 10 minutes on low heat.
  3. Off heat, add cheese and mash the beans either with a potato masher or in a food processor leaving some texture.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a small pot on a medium heat. Add beans, stir and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Can be served for filling for Taco, burrito or on the side for Mexican dishes.

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Rice

Rice

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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 ½ cups or more of water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dhana-jeeru (spice blend of ground coriander and cumin)
  • ⅛ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a medium pot. Add cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Add remaining ingredients except salt and water. Add rice and sauté it until rice is coated with oil and spices, 1 minute.
  2. Add water and salt. Cover the pot and let the rice cook until soft, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
  3. Can be served for filling for burrito or on the side for Mexican dishes.

 

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