I got this recipe out of a vegetarian cookbook I bought on the discount rack ten or more years ago. I only recently took a good look at it, and tried this recipe the other night. It was quite tasty. With bread and a salad it makes a nice main dish but is also suitable for a side dish.
1 cup long grain rice
4 tbs olive oil
1 small green bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 small red bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 onion finely chopped
1 small red or green chili, seeded and finely chopped(I just used a pinch of dried red pepper flakes!)
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup canned red kidney beans rinsed and drained
1 tbs chopped fresh basil(I used a teas of dried)
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme(again I used dried, about 1 tsp)
1 tsp Cajun Spice
salt and pepper
Cook rice first(I LOVE my rice cooker!)
Heat the oil in skillet and fry the green and red bell peppers and onion for about five minutes until softened.
Add the chili and tomatoes, and cook for 2 more minutes
Add the veggie mixture and red kidney beans to the rice. Stir to mix thoroughly.
Stir the chopped herbs and Cajun Seasoning into the rice mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.
This smells as good as it tastes! It is yummy!