In an effort to eat a little more simply and healthy, we have been trying a few new dishes. I really liked this simple dish. Its quick, it’s easy, it’s flavorful and best of all, it’s healthy. I took the leftovers and measured into small portion serving containers. It was great for lunch the next day. Just as a tip: Don’t let your children snack! I have learned that if I am going to try a new dish, that I don’t let my kids have an after school snack and then we eat dinner at five. They typically eat the meal right up if I do that! Dallin’s comment was “This is delicious!” He’s seven and he was hungry.
Olive Oil, for sautéing
2 cups diced zucchini
3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups pre-cooked brown rice
1/2 tsp. cumin (more to taste)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup Hunts Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Garlic, undrained
1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add zucchini and bell pepper. Cook until crisp tender. Add beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. Heat until warmed through. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve.