Originally Posted by Mr_Dove
My family likes to eat beans and rice. We switch up the colors of the beans a bit. Mostly black, red and pinto. The end result almost always tastes about the same though.
How to I go about sprucing up the tastes and flavor of recipes based primarily on beans and rice? I need more recipes!
I usually add salt, pepper, garlic and onion to the beans. About 75% of the time I'll add either chicken or pork pieces. We still want beans and rice but we want more flavors.
For a quick change to your regular bean recipes I'd try using different ethnic spices and herbs you won't get bored with the beans and rice that way.
For example I love Mexican flavors so I use Mexican oregano, cumin, chile powder, garlic and cilantro. Try this if you like these tastes. Or if you like Italian try using basil, oregano, garlic, bay leaf.......Give it a try and see what happens. Also there is a brand of rice in health food stores and in some grocery stores called Lundburg or Lunburg. Check out the package ingredients. They offer great variety of rice like wild and brown and different varieties that you don't always see in most markets. Good luck, now I must try something new too this weekend. You have my mind spinning! Happy Summer what is left of it.