Thursday, November 12, 2009

Southwestern Bean Chili and Rice -- Gift in a Jar

From the Kitchen of Lady D (~.~) Dolores Hayney
Cindy gave as a Christmas gift 2004, Jar mix

Here goes...........1/2 C dried red kidney beans
1/2 C dried chick- peas or navy beans
1/2 C dried black beans
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tbsp chicken bouillon granules
2 tsp minced or ground garlic
2 tsps chili powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
2 bags boil in bag rice

Inx on Jar:
1 Jar Southewestern Bean Chili & Rice Mix
3 or 4 cups water
2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
Shredded Cheese
1. Remove rice and seasoning packet from jar; set aside. Place beans in
large bowl; cover with water. Soak 6 to 8 hours or overnight. (To quick
soak beans, place beans in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a
boil over high heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let soak, covered,
1 hour.) Drain beans; discard water.

2. Combine soaked beans, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and contents of
seasoning packet in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover;
reduce heat and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Submerge
bags of rice in boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes. Drain rice. Serve
with chili and cheese.
Makes 6 to 8 servings..

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