Tilapia, Brown Rice & Black Beans
When I don't feel like cooking, this meal is our staple at the Taylor Family Household. Considering that it can be made in 15 minutes flat—from stove to table—it makes this meal a definite favorite. One way we shave off so much time while cooking brown rice is to use instant brown rice. Our favorite brand is Aldi's Fit & Active Instant Brown Rice. It cooks in five minutes, and is highly nutritious.
Here's how we pull this meal together.
Bring 1 cup of chicken broth to a boil. Add 1 cup of Fit & Active Instant Brown Rice. Let it boil for 30 seconds, lower the heat to simmer, and cover with lid. Cook for 5 minutes and the rice is done. (As you can see in the picture, we add things to it - like red peppers, green onions, mushrooms, garlic, etc. Feel free to make it your own.)
While the rice is cooking, open one can of beans and pour it into a small pan and let it bubble. Add a touch of garlic powder or onion powder. We also add jalapeños to the beans for a little kick. It should be done in about 5-7 minutes.
Thaw the tilapia. Pour a little oil in a non-stick pan and add the fish. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and some parsley. Flip the fish and do the same. Let it cook thoroughly - this will only take about five minutes total.
Serve and enjoy! This will become your go-to meal as well. Trust me.