Thursday, January 27, 2011
Chorizo Rice with Black Beans
I love so many blogs! I thought that every couple of weeks, when I get a wild hair and that same night copy one of your recipes - I should share it here, along with the reasons I love that particular blog.
So my first Installment of Jennifer LURVES this blog so much is
Jenn’s Food Journey
I have to tell you, if my husband could have another blogger cook for him…Jenn would win his affections. She is a master of proteins and sauces and my husband mostly has to beg for such things. Luckily we live in different states! Ha
Jenn is inventive and has great recipes. She is a great blogger and follower, she always takes the time to comment over here in the Spectrum too.
I came across this recipe for her Chorizo rice and went to the store that night. My family enjoyed this for several days & it's a great side or main dish.
INGREDIENTS (only just a wee bit adapted)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1 red bell pepper, stem removed, seeded, and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and Pepper
3/4 lb Mexican Chorizo (find this at your meat counter)
3 cups cooked rice
1 can of black beans, rinsed
3 green onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons sour cream
PS. Buy a full pound of chorizo and enjoy the leftovers with some scrambled eggs, or have some Mexican Biscuits and Gravy.
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a non stick skillet, over medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the jalapeno and red pepper and let cook about 3 minutes, add green onion, season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic & black beans - cook for 30 seconds.
Now add the chorizo, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until cooked through, about 7-9 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with rice. Stir in sour cream. Top with Cojita Cheese. Pour into prepared pan and place in oven. Let cook 10 minutes.
My family enjoyed this topped with a diced Avocado & Extra Sour Cream…OK and maybe some more cheese too…I am useless against the power of cheese.
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