Sunday, September 12, 2010

My favorite quick, one pot meal…

We all need a go to meal.  Something that we have all the ingredients on hand at all times and is fast and easy to prepare right? 
This is mine.  It take me about 28 minutes from start to finish but longer if I use brown rice and guess what?  Everyone in the house will eat it!!!  That’s what truly makes this one pot dish a winner to me!
Bean and Rice Stew
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground turkey or beef
1 can drained and rinsed black beans
1 cup of frozen corn
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked rice (brown rice will increase the cooking time)
1 tsp Better than Bouillon beef flavored
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat Olive oil in a large, deep skillet.  cook onion and garlic til apaque and softened.  Cook the ground meat over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Stir in water, rice, beans and corn.   Season with beef bouillon and salt and black pepper. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked and water is absorbed.
***this recipe is super flexible.  Add to it what you want.  I have a friend who adds salsa to it to give it a different touch.  Use green peppers, add zucchini…really whatever you want to add.
****You can use brown rice with this.  It will increase your cooking time but what I have done before is to cook the rice in the morning and throw it in when everything else is cooked and just heat it through.


Angie said...

This looks simple and delicious! I make something like this with quinoa and no meat but I like the idea of using rice. Thanks for sharing.

RSA Online said...

This looks great! I do like the quinoa substitute idea though, I'll try that :)

Thistlemoon said...

Great go to meal Judy!

tobias cooks! said...

I love fast dishes. Got to try this one.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I made big batches of black beans in the slow cooker, and batches of rice in the rice cooker, and I package them up for the freezer. Then, when I need a one-dish quick meal, I just take a bit of each from the freezer and add whatever is in the fridge.

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kellypea said...

Looks like something we'd like. We had a "one pot" tonight -- lentil soup. And looking at the leftovers, we'll be having it for a few more nights. Wondering how well lentils freeze. :)