Latin American Rice Bowl
(Serves 3)Crumble and brown sausage in onion.
1-3 ounce Italian sausage link
1/4 cup onion, diced
Drain on paper towels. Return to pan and add pepper and garlic.
2 mini sweet peppers, cut in rings
1 clove garlic, diced
Add spices, tomato paste, red wine vinegar and broth.
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
Stir and bring to a boil. Add black beans.
1 cup cooked black beans (I use the frozen, cooked without salt kind)
Add brown rice and water.
1/2 cup instant brown rice
1 cup water
Bring to a simmer.
Juice of 1/2 lime
Stir in cherry tomatoes.
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Heat covered for a few minutes. Mine's served with sauteed squash and mixed fresh fruit bowl.
My #3 Tip for Meal Planning:
I added a cup of fresh tomatoes to the original recipes, then served the rice bowl with a variety of vegetables and fruit on the side.