From My Kitchen: Mexican Rice Bowl

Yes, I have been on a Mexican kick lately! I just love the flavors of the Mexican cuisine, and let’s face it, it always justifies a Margarita! With this one I wanted to go meat free for meatless Monday, and it was a great success. It was healthy, delicious and filling. everybody loved it! Who said healthy doesn’t taste good??

What you’ll need:

In a large sauce pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and sauté onions for about 4 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Add peppers and jalapeño and sauté for another 5 minutes.

Add corn and cook for about 5 minutes. Add salt, cumin and chili powder and stir well.

Add beans and tomatoes, stir well. At this point you can stir in cooked white rice (as much as you prefer), in order to have a mixed bowl. I prefer to serve it over a bowl of white rice. Either way, let it simmer on low for about 5 minutes, then serve in bowl, topped of with cilantro and shredded Mexican cheese.

Buen Provecho!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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