Sometimes I make things and wonder -- Am I the only one who would like this? Maybe my tastes aren't as picky since I'm the chef.
Last night I had 20 minutes to whip together dinner before running errands with the family. I had fish defrosted and I wanted a rice based side dish. I love rice and fish. It's such a classic combo but sometimes not a very filling one. Plus I only had 1 filet of fish for each of us.
So I decided to bulk up the rice with some beans. Using a few other pantry items I whipped together, what I thought was, a very tasty said dish.
Apparently I was the only one. I watched the husband pick apart his plate like a 3 year old. I was like, you got to be kidding me?!? It's rice and beans for God's sake. Ugh. The little guys ate some but the mushrooms threw him for a loop. So he left about half of it on his plate.
I don't know. Maybe I'm too tough on them. Maybe what I cook is just not good. I like it and I was proud of myself for whipping together something tasty in no time at all. Sometimes I feel so under-appreciated. I'm sure if we would have gone to McDonald's on the way to the store they wouldn't have gobbled it up. That's what kills me.
*sigh* oh well... just needed to vent. Maybe you guys will like it. 🙂
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- About 2 cups of cooked brown rice (I used the 90 second kind)
- 1 14oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 small can of mushrooms
- 1 15oz can of northern beans drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Kosher salt to taste
It's the not the freshes meal but you can whip something up from the pantry with healthy ingredients..
As you can see someone was in a helpful good mood..
Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the rice. Break up and cook for a minute. Add the remaining ingredients one by one and stir to combine the flavors. Cook for a few minutes until everything comes up to temperature.
I served with flounder fillets that were season with the same combo of onion, garlic and thyme plus a squirt of lemon juice and kosher salt. It was a great combination, in my opinion. 🙂
I think the dish even makes a great quick meal, it also made a lot! If you go by 4 servings it well over a cup each but I'll still leave it at 4 servings for simplicity. What you see in the picture above was about ⅙ of the recipe.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the rice. Break up and cook for a minute.2 teaspoon olive oil, About 2 cups of cooked brown rice
- Add the remaining ingredients one by one and stir to combine the flavors. Cook for a few minutes until everything comes up to temperature.1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, 1 small can of mushrooms, 1 15 oz can of northern beans drained and rinsed
- I served with flounder fillets that were season with the same combo of onion, garlic and thyme plus a squirt of lemon juice and kosher salt. It was a great combination, in my opinion.1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, Kosher salt to taste