Mexican red rice and beans is a classic dish that is on the menu of nearly every Mexican home, almost every day. Check out this easy twist on the traditional dish!

izzie's kitchen

There is something extremely comforting about eating really good Mexican food.  We all love it and in particular my kids ask me to make rice and beans regularly.  I hadn’t found a good enough recipe that replicated the authentic rice and beans that the Mexicans make but I cobbled something together last night that went down a treat and that got pretty close to the real deal.

When I was studying for my Nutritionist Certification, I learnt about some of the different cultures that live in the US and the nutritional content of their cuisines.  For Mexican food, Rice & Beans is pretty good nutrient-wise.  It contains a decent amount of grains from rice which is a complex carbohydrate that gives us a slow release of energy, protein from the black beans that are also in the veggie category and are high in fiber plus a decent amount of sieved tomatoes that are rich in…

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