Day of the Dead Enhanced Rice & Beans Recipe

Spiced Bean Recipe
serves 8

1 sweet onion, diced or sliced
1 red onion, diced or sliced
4 cloves of garlic, diced or sliced
2 T. cumin
1 T. chili powder
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
4 T. olive oil
2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, drained
2 (15 oz) cans of pinto beans, drained
1/2 cup chicken broth, optional
salt and pepper

Sautee sweet onion, red onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder and cayenne in olive oil over medium heat for ten minutes, until softened. Add black beans and pinto beans. Add chicken broth, or 1/2 cup of water, and simmer for 15 minutes until flavors are blended and beans are heated through. Add salt, pepper and any additional seasonings, to taste.

Herbed Rice Recipe
serves 8

1 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup scallions, sliced, white and light green parts only
5 cups of cooked brown rice

Add cilantro and scallions to freshly cooked brown rice. Fluff and serve.

Beans can be made the night before and refrigerated in an airtight container. Reheat on the stove over medium low heat. Rice is best freshly cooked.