Quick Mexican Dinner:
1 cup rice (white for non-McDougalers)--non-instant
2 1/4 cups water
1 can low sodium black beans
1 package FF tortillas
4 Vegetarian FF hot dogs (preferably low sodium)
1 chopped fresh tomato
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 C Dixie Diners Cheese NOT sauce or Nutritional yeast flakes
1/2 cup water to reconstitute nutritional yeast flakes
Cilantro to taste
various peppers, from mild to hot or none at all
to taste, chopped
Prepared Mexican seasonings
Start by making rice:
Boil water in sauce pan and add rice, put on very low simmer
for 25 minutes. Try to leave cover on for entire period of time.
Use a timer.
Saute tomatoes, onions, peppers and chopped veggie hot dogs
in a pan, sprinkle with paprika. Don't over-cook and make
everything soggy. Add choices of spices and peppers if
you like the recipe hot and spicy. No pan spray should
be necessary if you keep the heat low.
Heat up black beans in microwave, remove excess water
so it isn't runny.
Bring the water to boil in a sauce pan and add the
yeast. Lower flame immediately and stir until well
mixed. Add additional water to make the "cheese"
sauce pour easily. Do this as the last step.
Serve: Wrap saute in tortillas on plate, serve beans
and rice on the side and allow every diner to put the
cheese sauce where they want it. This entire recipe
takes just about as long as it takes to cook the rice.
Don't use BREWER'S yeast. Use Nutritional yeast which
has a distinct yellow color--best of all, use Dixie
Diner's Cheese NOT. It's very tasty. Like most
Mexican style recipes, there are a million ways to
modify this. But if you are tired and in a hurry and
have unexpected guests, this one works with very
little time and trouble for almost any number of diners.
For college students it is also very cheap.