Easy Peasy Rice And Beans

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Are you sequestering your family and yourself from the flu?  Well, here’s an easy, quick recipe from items in your survival pantry.  Let us know what you think in the comments section!

Ingredients

2 Cups Rice, uncooked

4 Cups Chicken Stock for cooking Rice in.  Made from base or bullion (canned stock works, too).  Don’t worry, if you don’t have stock or bullion you can cook the rice in water; but stock is flavorful!

16 oz bag of Dried Beans, or 2 Cups of a mix of different types Dried Beans—whatever you have in your cabinet (I used a variety of lentils, northern beans, chickpeas)

One can Progresso Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup (Progresso is best for this recipe)

One can Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup

No Salt Necessary. Canned soups and stock have all you need here.

Directions

Night before cooking:  Prepare Dried Beans by soaking overnight (see beans package instructions)

Next Day:

Place 2 Cups Dried Rice in 4 cups of Stock or water, bring to boil. Lower heat to simmer. Cover, let cook 20 minutes.

Set pot of cooked Rice aside.

Drain water from last night’s Beans. Discard water.

In a bigger pot, add Beans and the can of Tomato Roasted Pepper Soup.  Stir

Bring to a boil and immediately lower heat to medium/low. Stir

Add Rice to the pot

Fold in well

Add the can of Hearty Tomato Soup

Stir in well to coat all the Rice and Beans completely

Lower heat to the lowest setting, cover pot, let simmer 20 minutes

Serve and enjoy!

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Grace currently hails from the shores of North Carolina, a trial retirement location, where she programs and broadcasts a weekly local news show on (all-volunteer) Radio Hatteras. Homesickness overwhelms her many days. A 50-year resident with a heart for Frederick, Grace attended West Frederick Junior and Frederick High Schools. A de facto paralegal from the days when legal secretaries did much research and writing, Grace worked in private law firms. Other employment included IBM, radio, band music, Montgomery County Attorney’s Office, and a long term position with the Montgomery County Council where she retired as a facilities manager. Grace was a minority practical conservative in a liberal charter government. Notwithstanding that environment, Grace is a resourceful, logical, thrifty, innovative, and independent thinking woman--and a great cook! She has been described as “thorough and meticulous.” Having cut her teeth in local government for 28 years, she is well acquainted with the workings of charter government. Grace will share writings of her amusements and observations...and, yes, recipes!