I usually tend to handle the cooking at home, while Nathan does the dishes – a collaboration that most of the time works OK (neither of us enjoy doing the dishes, but I’m the better cook :P), but fewer dishes is always better, right?
But one pot meals doesn’t have to mean soups or stews, you can make all sorts of things in one pan, on one tray or in a pot – like mexican fried rice for example!
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 green chili, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup rice, rinsed and drained
- 1¼ cup vegetable broth
- 400 g/14 oz kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 tsp chili
- ½ tsp cumin
- salt and pepper, to taste
- juice from 1 lime
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 avocado, diced
- Sauté garlic and green chili in oil in a frying pan for one minute, add rice, broth, kidney beans, tomatoes, belll peppers, chili and cumin, stir and bring to a boil.
- Lower the heat and lett simmer for 20 minutes, untouched. Add salt to taste, squeeze some lime juice on top and garnish with avocado and cilantro.