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Mexican Rice & Beans

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Life is moving so fast. I wanted to make this recipe for Kenya for Cinco de Mayo and somehow totally forgot. Sadly, I think Alzheimer's is setting in early.
Kenya loves beans. Whether they're pureed in a dish, mixed with other ingredients like this dish, or on their own, he loves 'em.
The vegetarians in your life will also love you for making this. Simple, yet packed with flavor. You don't need to celebrate a holiday in order to whip this dish up.

Mexican Rice & Beans  (8-10 Baby Servings)

  • Prep Time: 3 mins,
  • Cook Time: 50 mins,
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Life is moving so fast. I wanted to make this recipe for Kenya for Cinco de Mayo and somehow totally forgot. Sadly, I think Alzheimer's is setting in early. Kenya loves beans. Whether they're pureed in a dish, mixed with other ingredients like this...

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1/3 cup tomatoes, finely chopped, fresh (peeled) or canned

Preparation

  1. 1. Saute the onion and garlic in the oil in a saucepan over low to
  2. medium heat until soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. 2. Add the water and rice and bring to a boil.
  4. 3. Cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until all the water has absorbed.
  5. 4. Add the black beans, cilantro and tomatoes and combine.
  6. 5. Cool and serve.
  7. *If your baby doesn’t eat solids, you could easily puree this recipe.
  8. *In this recipe I prefer organic canned tomatoes. Some little ones have
  9. texture issues, so it's much easier for babies to eat the soft canned
  10. version.
Mexican Rice & Beans

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  1. Nichole

    May 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I am excited to try this recipe. We are trying to get our 20 month old daughter to try new foods. That being said, I didn’t appreciate your reference to Alzheimer’s. I watched my grandmother die a slow death because of what that disease did to her. Please refrain from making comments like that. Your “problem” isn’t Alzheimer’s; it’s forgetfulness.

  2. Clarissa

    May 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    My 12-month-old loves this! Thank you!!

  3. Karra

    December 11, 2011 at 6:48 am

    My son and I love this! And I love your blog btw. As a single mom who works full-time as a nurse I have some MAJOR guilt about having to send him to a daycare. (Alabama isn’t exactly overrun with nannies). Anyway – thanks to your blog I’m able to make his foods and send them from home knowing their fresh and healthy. We aren’t exactly overrun with “healthy” around here either if you hadn’t heard. I’m trying so desperately to help him form the right type of outlook on food and health so that he doesn’t crave deep fried foods covered in either cheese or powdered sugar on a daily basis for the rest of his life (like his mom :) Your blog has helped me so much in this effort and I really want to thank you for that!!!

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  5. Jodie

    June 21, 2011 at 11:11 am

    We love this!! This is our side dish for tacos or fajitas, mmm super good. My 2-yr-old loves it too.

  6. Cathey Allum

    February 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Wohh exactly what I was looking for, regards for putting up.

  7. Leslie Rogers

    November 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Could there be a typo in the recipe? 1 1/2 cups of water to 1/2 cup rice seems like a lot. Maybe that is why the other reviewer had a problem? Just found this website– love it!!

    • catherine

      November 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      Brown rice needs more water than regular white rice. Thanks :)

  8. karen

    August 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I made this tonight … I was excited to try it, but it was horrible! It had to much water and the flavors were way to bland for my 11 month old. Would not make this again.

    • catherine

      August 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      So sorry to hear that! :( you can always adjust the seasonings to your liking or your babies. Babies are not used to such strong flavors so I keep them at a minimum so they can learn the other flavors and then slowly start to add more seasoning.

  9. Mel Carson

    November 9, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    When should I add the beans?

    Thanks, I LOVE your site.