Tuesday, August 31, 2010

5-Minute Beans and Rice

I must admit, there are days when five minutes of preparation for dinner is about all I can handle. Typically these are tuna fish sandwich nights.

But in my noble attempt to provide something warm and filling for my sweet family (not to mention that we've been eating tuna fish - without the bread , I'll have you - for three days now) I decided on beans and rice in the crock pot. This has never been attempted before in The Little White Kitchen, and knowing what I know now, nor should it have been.



The preparation seemed easy enough - place 1 1/2 C uncooked rice in bottom of crock pot, mix in some olive oil, chopped red onion, and Cajun seasoning. Layer black beans, pinto beans and a can of diced tomatoes on top. Add another two cups of water. Close the lid on Ol' Bessie and let her go to work. Four hours later - dinner is served.

I should have known. In concept, 5-Minute Rice and Beans in the crock pot is a rich and worthy use of my precious time. In reality, 5-Minute Rice and Beans in the crock pot is mush.

Despite the mush for dinner, we still danced...

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