Does anyone have a good beans and rice recipes that are easy and maybe even crock pot friendly?
I overnight soak and then cook 1-2 bags black beans for a couple of hours, then freeze in 1.5 cup portions (approximately the same amount as in a can.)
To make my fave, simple rice and beans dish, I cut up 1 onion, 1 gr pepper, and a/b 2 garlic cloves and sautee in olive oil or ghee. Then I add 1.5 cups diced tomatoes (you can use canned) and sometimes add a couple of chopped green chiles (usually from a can). You can also buy a can of diced tomatoes w/ zesty/hot chiles instead.
Add the tomatoes, then add 1.5 cups of beans. I then add equal parts chili powder and cumin to taste, then some salt as well. Add 1 cup uncooked (brown) rice, plus 1-1.5 cups water. Simmer until rice is cooked. Or, pre-cook rice and add 2 cups cooked rice to the rest and just heat until hot and the flavors are blended (15 minutes or so). (When I precook the rice, I usually I cook it in bone broth for the added minerals).
This is, so far, my favorite rice and beans dish! : Enjoy!