Help me to not overthink a plate of beans (and rice)
January 29, 2009 11:44 AM Subscribe
Rice and beans for the inexperienced and time-pressed cook?
I have a 5 pound bag of (non-instant) rice. I have an assortment of bags of dried beans (a pound of kidney beans, a pound of black beans, a pound of navy beans, etc.). Am I imagining this, or is there a way to prepare a one-shot, one-pot/dish batch of rice and beans in the oven? (I do know that the beans will have to be pre-soaked, but that's about all I know-- my experience with dried beans is limited to including them in a long-simmering soup or stew--I've had bad experiences with bags o'beans in other situations)
I have other potential add-ins like spices, tomato sauce, veggies, etc.