Got a little catching up to do after a couple of days with no internet! One thing about it, it’s pretty easy to avoid spending any money when you are iced in and can’t go anywhere.
Tuesday night I made the following casserole for dinner:
Spanish Rice and Bean Pie
2 cans beans (pinto, red, black, whatever)
1 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 c. water
1 chicken bouillon cube (or veggie bouillon)
3/4 c. uncooked rice
3/4 c. chopped onion
3/4 c. chopped green or red pepper
1 Tbsp. butter
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
Drain beans, place in large bowl and add cumin. Stir to coat all beans with cumin. Set aside.
Bring water and bouillon cube to a boil. Add rice and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
Sauté green pepper and onion in butter until onion is tender. Add onion mixture and eggs to cooked rice. Oil a 9-inch pie pan and press rice mixture with spoon to form crust. Spread cottage cheese over crust and top with beans. Put shredded cheese on top. Bake at 325 degrees for 1/2 hour. Let it sit before cutting. Serve with hot sauce.
I served it with a green salad, chips and salsa.