Friday, October 24, 2008

Quick, QUICK Skillet Dinner

Don't know whether to call this "South West" or "Slightly Cajun" but it is SO quick, takes less than 5 minutes to put together, about 15-20 to simmer on the stove (without being watched, AWESOME!) and is delicious! Fairly cheap to make too, plus, it's got veggies...

1 box Zataran's black beans and rice (or dirty rice)
2 2/3 cups water
1/2 of a polish/smoked sausage, sliced into pieces
1/2 cup frozen kernel corn
1 tomato, diced
1 small onion, diced
reduced fat sour cream
shredded cheese

Combine rice, water, sausage, corn, tomato and onion in a pot and simmer until rice is cooked--about 15-20 minutes. It will still look a little "watery" but allow to cool a couple minutes and it thickens up. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of the shredded cheese. That is IT!

My 3 year old loves it. It's good without the sour cream, but if you use the dirty rice it's a little spicy so I always put the sour cream in Jeremiah's--takes away from the spice. This would be perfect to sneak a couple more veggies in too. Shred a carrot or very finely chop some celery and they would almost disappear. Your family can eat veggies without realizing it.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder where you learned that "sneak veggies in" strategy? Though I never had picky eaters til some teenager decided to be "allergic" to tomatoes (RoFLoL)!