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...