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Rice And Bean Casserole

Ingredients
  Margarine 2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), diced
  Bell pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), diced (Red Or Green)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Canned black eyed peas 1⁄2 Pound, rinsed, drained
  Skim milk/Non fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Fast cooking whole grain brown rice 2 Ounce
  Thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Rubbed sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
Directions

MAKING
1.Take a 1 quart microwavable casserole and add in margarine. Microwave on high 100% for about 30 seconds to melt the margarine.
2.Add in bell pepper, onion, garlic and mix well. Microwave covered for 2 minutes on high 100%. Stir once halfway through the cooking.
3. Once the onions turn translucent, add in the milk, 1 tablespoon water, bay leaf and black eyed peas. Microwave for 2 minutes on high 100 % until the mixture boils.
4.Add in the rice and microwave covered for 4 minutes on high.
5. Now reduce power to medium or 505 and microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes.
5. Add in the seasonings and microwave covered for 2 1/2 minutes on medium.
6. Let stand for about 2 minutes so that the liquid gets absorbed.
7. Discard the bay leaf.

SERVING
8. Serve hot as main dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
16 Minutes
Ready In: 
31 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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