One night a week is set aside for Rice and Beans at our house. It's healthy, it's easy...and it makes Pat feel like he's soaking up his life in Brazil again for just a few short minutes.
Here's how we make it:
2 cans of beans, drained and rinsed (we use black, red, or pinto)
Pour the beans in the pot and then fill it up with water until about 1/4 inch above the beans
Put in 1/2-1 tsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup of diced onion
a pinch of salt
and some Kielbasa or sausage if you have it on hand.
Cook rice (we prefer Basmati...but really, anything will do) according to package directions.
Add cilantro to the beans and serve!