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Starving Student's Simple Supper

2 servings
prep time: 2 minutes (to open the cans)
cook time: 25-45 minutes

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water, chicken broth, or water and Better than Bouillon
  • 1 can (~14 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (~15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (~14 oz.) corn, drained
  • 1 tsp. oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic (or 1 garlic clove, chopped finely)
  • some salt & pepper
  1. Put water/broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add rice, spices, tomatoes (including juices).
  2. Cover pan, bring to a boil again. Then turn down to just bubbling and cook until almost all liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes for white rice and 35-40 minutes for brown rice).
  3. Add beans and corn, and cook a few more minutes until veggies are warmed through.
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste.