BM # 71
Week 3, Day 1
Theme: One Pot Meals
I am passionate about traveling and when we travel I love going to the supermarkets or the local markets. I love to explore these to know what new products and ingredients are available.
On our trip to Spain I saw these Stand n Stuff Bowls. Old El Paso is a popular brand which makes tortillas, taco shells, buritto and tortilla kits. I have seen and used their products and they are really good. This bowl was a new product which I had not seen here , though I have seen Mexican restaurants making a bowl from corn and all purpose flour. These bowls are then stuffed with Mexican preparations. Well I am not here to promote the brand , but it is just that I like their stuff and this bowl was an interesting one.
I had some black beans and decided to use these in the rice , I made a Mexican version of rice topped it with salsa and cheese and baked it till the cheese melted. I served this bowl with some extra salsa and sour cream and it made a perfect one pot meal.
Well we used a spoon to finish the rice, but in between took bites of the bowl too, it was actually quite hilarious and we all had a good laugh over the meal. Here is how I made the stuffing for these bowls.
Stuff and Stand Bowls
2 cups cooked rice
1 cup refried black beans
1 onion, finely chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
5-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
1 small yellow capsicum, finely chopped
1 small green capsicum, finely chopped
Oregano, chilly flakes to taste
Salt to taste
Grated cheese for topping
Heat a pan.
Add some Olive oil, immediately add garlic.toss till it turns pink.
Add onion, all capsicums and give a good toss.
Add the herbs and salt.
Mix in the rice and toss.
Assembling the bowl
Fill the bowl with rice, top with refried beans.
Sprinkle spring onion.
Finish with grated cheese.
Bake in a hot oven till cheese melts.
Serve hot with chilly oil, salsa and sour cream.