This simple recipe is one of my favorites. I should note that I travel to the Amazon jungle twice a year where beans and rice are staples. By Day 3 I’m usually scrounging for Kind Bars and peanut butter (which the Brazilians think is the most disgusting concept on earth), but after being home a few days I’m ready for beans and rice again. However, I like to dress this combo up a little and this friend’s recipe does the trick. It’s the perfect spring/summer recipe when cilantro is fresh and chips and salsa are easy to toss in bowls and set out on a porch table. It’s beans and rice in a ball gown. You’re going to love it and your friends will be asking for the recipe. Not to mention, they’ll think you spent more time on the meal than you did – just tell them “It was nothing. Really.”
Kelly Minter is an author, speaker, songwriter, and singer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She is passionate about women discovering Jesus Christ through the pages of Scripture. Kelly also partners closely with Justice and Mercy International (JMI)—a ministry that serves in the Amazon jungle. When home, her days are spent writing, cooking, gardening, enjoying her neighborhood, and loving her community. Here’s a sample of Kelly’s latest Bible study with LifeWay Women, No Other Gods.