Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Confetti Tacos & Mexican Rice

If you've already tried these tacos, then there's not much difference - except I used 1 can of kidney beans and 1 can of pinto, draining out 3/4 of the liquid. I've also started adding a tablespoon of sugar to the taco filling and it really enhances all the flavors. My teenage son ate 7 tacos tonight and called them "excellent!"

As for the rice, I just sauteed an onion and 2 cups of rice in a bit of oil until golden (you can omit, but the natives might frown upon it. I chose not to partake of the rice since I'm trying to be good). Then added 3 3/4 cups of water, 1/2 cup of fresh salsa, and 1/4 cup sugar (secret ingredient) and 3 -4 teaspoons of chicken bouillon or veggie bouillon. Oh, and chopped fresh cilantro after it's done cooking. Teenage son remarked that it was close, but not quite as good as Cafe Rio. Whatever.
What's the deal with all the teenage son comments? Do you have a teenage son? Well I'll just tell you that they LOVE to eat.


Here is a pic of the taco filling. We just use shredded lettuce, no cheese (doesn't need it) but do what you must. I grill the kids tortillas with spray oil and mine I grill dry. My life is so boring. Ha! Joking!

Sorry I'd have to reopen iphoto to flip this picture and I'm too tired. Busy day today and tomorrow, I need to get to bed.

1 comment:

Jennifer B. said...

Mmmmm. You have the best ideas!

 

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