Quick Rice and Beans


1 (8.8-oz.) bag Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Long Grain
          Brown Rice (ready in 10 minutes)
1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15-oz.) cans low sodium diced tomatoes/fire roasted tomatoes,
          undrained
1/2 (16-oz.) bag frozen organic corn
1 (16-oz.) bag frozen peppers and onions
1/2 (16-oz.) bag leafy greens  (frozen kale, collard greens, or
          spinach)
1 tsp. ground cumin
3 tsp. chili powder
Cilantro/parsley, chopped  (optional topping)

Combine rice, beans, tomatoes, frozen vegetables, cumin and
chili powder in a 5-quart saute pan and set to medium high heat
on stove.

Stir with a stiff spatula and cover.

Simmer on medium/high for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring
occasionally.

Serve in pasta bowls topped with chopped cilantro/parsley.

Makes 4 servings.

NOTE: Warm leftovers and serve over a baked sweet potato
or with salad greens in a whole grain wrap. Leftover cooked rice
(3 cups) can be used in this recipe. After other ingredients are
cooked, add cooked rice and stir until warmed through.