Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brown rice with cilanro and beans

I just had this amazing dish for lunch.
3 tbsp olive oil
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
3 chopped tomatoes
1 cup stuffed pimento green olives, drained
1/2 cup of raisins
1tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
Sea salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
2 cups cooked brown rice

Cook rice according to directions.
Add olive oil to skillet and heat.
Add corn and chopped tomatoes to pan, saute for about 5 minutes.
Add the spices, raisins, and olives. Cook a few minutes longer.
Stir in cooked rice and fresh cilantro. Squeeze the juice of one lime into mixture and season with salt, then serve!


  1. This looks great, Lydia. I've always favored brown rice, and the ingredients sound perfect!

    Have a nice evening!

  2. Hi Michael,
    I like brown rice better too. It's much more nutritious than white rice.
    I hope to be blogging more new recipes this month.
    The other week I was at the grocery store in the freezer section and I noticed the frozen fruit area. I remember you mentioning that you eat frozen blueberries. I decided to buy frozen blueberries, strawberries and peaches. They Taste wonderful!
    Thanks for letting me know about frozen blueberries. They taste great in my morning and afternoon protein shakes.
    Have a nice evening.

  3. ahaa some cooking tips..
    thanks for sharing...

    here in India, we mostly use rice and wheat..

  4. Hello Deeps,
    Your very welcome. I only eat whole grain and wheat products. I also love rice especially brown basmati rice.
    I enjoy Indian food. We have a few great Indian restaurants here that are amazing!
    Have a nice evening!

  5. Lydia: I believe the brand I buy is Heartland (formerly Newman Owns). I freeze them at home. They are very small in size. Great for energy! :)

  6. Hi Michael,
    I see you freeze them yourself. I buy them already frozen, but I make sure the only ingredients is the fruit. They blend well in protein shakes.
    I either buy Dole or sunrise growers in frozen fruit. The frozen mangos and peaches are delicious also!

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