By Mika McDougall
Mika is my daughter-in-law. She lives in Portland, OR, with our son, Craig, and our newest granddaughter, Chloe. They were just with us for a visit so Craig could work with John during the August 10 Day McDougall Program, and we could spend some time getting to know Chloe, who is now 8 weeks old. We had our usual bean burrito meal while they were here, but this time Mika made a Mexican Rice dish to be served over the mashed beans that are a tradition in our family. They make this every time they have a bean burrito meal at home, and I think this might become a new favorite at our home too. Try this on top of the beans, add some chopped lettuce, sprinkle with salsa and then roll up in a tortilla.
Serves: Makes about 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Place the uncooked rice in a large non-stick saute pan. Cook and stir until it smells toasty, about 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, stirring only very occasionally. Remove from heat, fluff with fork and let rest a few minutes before serving.