My kids looooooove rice and beans. I'm so happy. Cheap, healthy, delicious. And here's how we had it last night. A new favorite, for sure.
2 cups cooked brown rice (I used a quick steam pouch)
1 pt (mine are home canned, you could use one can) black beans, drained if desired
1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained. (I used a regular can, drained of liquid and squooshed a bit)
1 T taco seasonings (I never use taco packets but had a pack lying around from one of those taco dinner kits I bought for the shells - you could spice it up with seasoned salt and cilantro if you prefer)
Sour Cream & Cheese, if desired
Mix all, heat, serve. Top with sour cream and cheese if desired. Eat with tortillas and lettuce as burritos or tortilla chips as a nutrition-packed dip. For the record, I liked it best with the sour cream & cheese stirred right in. Aaron preferred his sour cream on top where he could see it (the kid would eat a whole tub of the stuff if we'd let him) and Evan liked it plain just fine. Michael liked it both ways - with and without sour cream.