Grandma called today to say she was coming to visit and bringing dinner. We welcomed her right over!
She came with gifts, valentines, other surprises and a scrumptious dinner. She made a hot black bean and rice dip which is a main dish. Oh, so good. She also brought the recipe, which we will for sure be making ourselves, so I will share it here.
Hot Black Bean and Rice Dip
3/4 C. brown or white rice
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can Mexicorn drained or just regular corn if you don't want it so spicy
1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilies
1 C. salsa
1 C. sour cream
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
pepper to taste
1/2 C. chopped onion
1 can black olives
1 C. shredded Mexican cheese
Cook the rice according to the package.
Combine beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepper and rice. Put in baking dish.
Sprinkle with the onions and olives.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese and back 5 - 10 minutes longer. Allow to stand before serving so it sets up.
We had this with tortilla chips, shredded lettuce and guacamole. We didn't know what Grandma was bringing and when I pulled the avocados out of the fridge to make the guacamole she said I can't believe you just have avocado in the fridge. A kitchen is not a kitchen with an avocado waiting to made into guacamole. That is a staple around here, we all just love, love, love it.