Fancy (But Easy) Rice & Beans Recipe!

Fancy (But Easy) Rice & Beans Recipe!

fancy but easy rice and beans


Just because we are all frugal around here, doens’t mean we can’t enjoy nice things!  Dinner (and presentation) included!

So here is my version of a very frugal, but also fancy (and very easy) meal – Rice and Beans!!!!

Ingredients:  

Knorr Pasta & Rice Side dish (I chose cheesy broccoli)

2 cans of Butter Beans

3 cups of sliced, fresh mozzerella

1 pkg of cherry tomatoes

1 jar of artichoke hearts cut in half

fresh rosemary

olive oil

salt & pepper

dinner rolls (optional)

knorr pasta

 

I first heated up water to make this easy Knorr Pasta & Rice side dish.  Follow the instructions on the bag to cook it on your stove top.

I used this deal to get it for $0.09 this week:

Knorr Pasta Sides, $0.99
$0.50/1 Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip – 1-25-15 RP (Expires 02/22/15)  1-25-15 RP  (I purchased extra copies of this coupon over at Coupondede.com!)
= $0.09 after doubled coupon!

butter beans

 

For the Sauteed Butter Beans,  saute both drained cans on medium/high heat in olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper for about 5 minutes on each side until heated through and slighted golden brown.  Keep an eye on these – if you cook them too long, then turn to mush.

fresh mozzFresh Mozzerella – I bought some at the Olive Bar at Wegmans and just cut them in half!

tomatoes and artichokesRoasted artichokes and cherry tomatoes

Place cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts (sliced in half) on a baking dish.  Drizzle some olive oil and season with rosemary, salt & pepper.  Stir to coat.  Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

rosemary roll

 Dinner Rolls

These are dinner rolls made with Rosemary and organic flour.  I picked these up at Wegmans bakery.  I’m not a “make my own bread” kind of girl.  I’ll let Wegmans do that for me – and they are yummy and go perfectly with my this meal!!!

I served this dish with each ingredient separated so that individuals can dish out the amount they would like.  Everything is served hot except the fresh mozzarella cheese.

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Fancy (But Easy) Rice & Beans Recipe!
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Serves: 4-8
 
Ingredients
  • Knorr Pasta & Rice Side dish
  • 2 cans of Butter Beans
  • 3 cups of sliced, fresh mozzarella
  • 1 pkg of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jar of artichoke hearts cut in half
  • fresh rosemary
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • dinner rolls (optional)
Instructions
  1. I first heated up water to make the Knorr Pasta & Rice side dish. Follow the instructions on the bag to cook it on your stove top.
  2. For the Sauteed Butter Beans, saute both drained cans on medium/high heat in olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper for about 5 mintues on each side until heated through and slighted golden brown. Keep an eye on these - if you cook them too long, then turn to mush.
  3. Fresh Mozzarella - slice in half and place on the serving dish. Sprinkle with a bit of dried basil.
  4. Roasted artichokes and cherry tomatoes -
  5. Place cherry tomatoes and artichoke hearts (sliced in half) on a baking dish. Drizzle some olive oil and season with rosemary, salt & pepper. Stir to coat. Roast at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve each warm, except the fresh mozzarella, and top with a rosemary infused dinner roll (that I picked up in my local bakery.)

 

So how about you?  What are your recipes to spruce up boring ole’ rice and beans??

Check out this non-vegetarian version of Rice & Beans:  

grilled sausage cilantro lime marinade

Rice & Beans and Grilled Sausage & Veggies with Cilantro Lime Marinade

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