California Rice and Bean Dish

Posted by on May 15, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments

The original name of this recipe is “Kees’s Rice and Bean Dish,” because it was given to me by my friend Kees when I lived in CA. Since likely no one reading will know Kees, I have changed the name. This is a very healthy and filling dish, fast and easy to make, and it tastes so good! Often I will make some and Scott and I will eat it for lunch for several days.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp green chili, canned (I usually just dump in the whole can, if it’s one of the small cans)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain or wild rice
  • 1 can vegetable broth (can use chicken broth)
  • minced fresh garlic

Heat oil in a large pan. Add onions, celery, pepper, and green chilies. Cook and stir 8-10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well – bring to a brief boil. Immediately reduce heat. Cover and simmer at low for 20 minutes.

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