Q: What do you recommend to spice up a diet of rice
and beans due to extreme fiscal irresponsibility?
A: Here are three variations on rice and beans
that should make austerity more palatable.
DIRTY RICE & BEANS FRITTERS
Mix Cajun spices and an egg with your rice and red
beans, form them into discs, then pan fry them in oil.
EDAMAME FRIED RICE
Saute frozen edamame, cooked rice, and eggs with
a bit of soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili peppers.
Stew black beans with flavorful meat (smoked bacon,
ham, or vegan hot dogs), canned tomatoes, 3 garlic
cloves, and a bay leaf for up to an hour; serve with rice.