South of the Border
If you never grow tired of Mexican food, this menu of enchiladas and Spanish rice will suit your tastebuds.
You can assemble the enchiladas ahead of time if necessary; cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 2 hours before baking. If your family does not like spicy food, use 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper instead of jalapeño pepper in the enchiladas, and look for the milder tomatoes and green chiles for the rice.
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 2 minced garlic cloves. Sauté 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/4 cups long-grain white rice; sauté 1 minute. Add 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles and 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.
Black beans (Cook as package/can directs.)
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
1 (8-ounce carton) fat-free sour cream
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Baking/condiment/canned foods/grains aisles:
1 1/4 cups long-grain white rice
10 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (10-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
Frozen foods aisle:
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach