Monday, December 14, 2009

Pizza Rice and Beans

I was planning to make pizza the other night, but realized at 5pm that there was no way I was getting dinner on the table at 6 or 6:30 if I had to make pizza crust. So, I ordered pizza from a great local place (Zing! Pizza - check it out). However, I had pizza ingredients sitting in the fridge, so the next night I made pizza rice and beans.

Pizza Rice and Beans
serves 4

1 TBSP olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
4 inches of stick pepperoni, sliced 1/4 inch think and each slice cut into quarters
2 roasted red peppers, ripped into bite-sized chunks
1 can black beans, drained of liquid but not rinsed
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked rice

Heat olive oil in a medium-sized pan. Add onions and saute until softened, ~ 5 minutes.

Add pepperoni and red peppers and saute for another minute or two.

Add beans and cook until heated through, stirring frequently. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with rice and a salad.