Last night I made rice to go with dinner, but the fish was done before the rice. We made couscous in a hurry and then ate that, and I decided to use the leftover rice to make boxed lunches for us, since there wasn't really any leftover fish. I checked our pantry but we were out of, well, a lot of stuff. So I plugged the ingredients into Allrecipes.com and found this recipe for Easy Mexican Rice.
You will need:
1 can kidney beans
1 can (large) tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups brown rice, cooked [if using a slow cooker, use uncooked rice and 1 1/2 cups water as well)
1. Drain and rinse kidney beans; drain diced tomatoes.
2. Add beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce to brown rice, stir.
3. Add taco seasoning.
You can heat everything together over a stove or in a crockpot if you would like, but if you are making boxed lunches, they'll all be microwaved together anyway. Next time you make rice, just make an extra cup and a half and make some taco casserole to have in stock for healthy lunches.