Rice and Beans with Flair
The rice and beans can be served at room temperature, or if they have access to a microwave, feel free to let them warm it up!
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 1
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon onions, finely chopped
- 1/2 to 1 cup canned black beans
- 1/2 to 1 cup brown rice
Spray nonstick cooking spray into a frying pan. Over low heat, sauté garlic and onion until soft.
In a small pot, warm beans on top of stove, adding the garlic and onion.
Cook rice according to directions (consider adding a bouillon cube into the boiling water for more flavor).
Mix the rice and beans together. Place in a plastic container.
Color Is Important When Packing Children’s Lunches
Make lunch more palatable by packing different colored items, too. Consider sliced colored peppers, or black olives; add a serving of pretzels, a serving of graham or animal crackers, a sliced peach or 1/2 cup strawberries in a plastic container. Don’t forget a drink—the best choice is a bottle of water.