1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste black pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 fresh green onions, chopped 1/2 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
Directions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 In a saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
3 Meanwhile, pour beans into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with jalapenos, cumin, chili powder and black pepper.
4 Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and olives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.
5 Serve beans over cooked rice.
Makes 6 servings
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