Tonight, LeeLee and I were in a bit of a time crunch – he had to rush off to a meeting about 40 minutes after we arrived home, and I had a laundry list (which included real laundry!) of things to accomplish before my head hit the pillow (which still has not happened). With that in mind, red beans and rice came to the rescue with rapid speed!
Within three minutes after arriving home, I’d managed to feed the cat, put the rice into the rice cooker (using an oversized shot glass as a measuring cup, I might add, because all of my other measuring cups were in the dishwasher and I was too lazy to hand-wash them – I know, I know), and open a can of red beans into a saucepan. As everything cooked, I knocked off a couple of chores, and when the rice cooker turned off, I heated up a package of Lightlife chorizo in the microwave. No, I didn’t use a sauté pan, because who had the time? We were on a deadline, people!
And the end result was as tasty as usual. Red beans and rice is our Other Old Faithful, our go-to when schedules are tight. It’s filling, it’s hearty, it’s tasty, it’s healthy – what’s not to love?
No leftovers, but that’s OK. We’ve still got some Easter dishes to finish!