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In honor of my blog’s 10,000th page view, I wanted to celebrate with 10,000 of something!

Which is why I made this:

It’s like 10,000 tiny celebrations in your mouth! And, it’s quick and cheap and easy to make, not to mention 100% vegetarian and healthy for you even if you do put meat in it. 🙂

Here’s how:


10,000 grains of brown or wild rice (or approximately 2 cups)

4 cups of vegetable broth (or 4 cups water with a dash of salt)

2-3 tbs olive oil

1 onion

5-6 garlic cloves

1 tsp chili powder

1 bell pepper of your chosen color

2 cans (or 3 cups) cooked beans

1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes


1.Place rice in a pot with four cups of vegetable broth. You could also use water and a pinch of salt, which is cheaper and easier to find.

2.Preheat oven to 225F. Bring rice to a boil for 1 minute. This part is important, as I have learned through experience.

3.Pour the super hot rice mixture into a covered casserole. Get it into the oven as soon as you can (without burning yourself) in order to seal in all that steamy goodness.

4.Set your kitchen timer for 30 minutes.

5.Rinse out and dry your pot for the next step.

6.When the timer goes off, set it for 30 minutes again.

7.Immediately heat a few tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

8.Chop up an onion and sautee it for a few minutes. Add a diced bell pepper and several cloves of chopped garlic, plus a couple dashes of chili pepper. Cook a few more minutes.

9.Stir in a can of diced tomatoes with their juice. Simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.

10.Add in two cans (about 3 cups) of beans. Simmer another 5 minutes to heat throughout.

11.Take rice dish out of oven and mix in the bean mixture. Garnish with cilantro if desired.


PS–This recipe makes about ten cups of food, so be sure to have some friends or storage containers close by.

PPS–Each serving provides about 10g of protein. Even so, we agree that this dish might taste even more spectacular with a little local venison mixed in. Sorry, Bambi.

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