VEGETARIAN DIRTY RICE
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped small
2 ribs celery, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon thyme
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 cups cooked brown rice or leftover rice
salt and pepper, to taste
4 green onions, sliced thin
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil then add the onion, green bell pepper, celery, garlic, Cajun seasoning and thyme.
Allow to heat, stirring, for about four to five minutes.
Next, stir in the red kidney beans and the vegetable broth, combining well, then stir in the cooked or leftover brown rice.
Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low.
Allow everything to cook for at least ten minutes.
Remove from heat and add sliced green onions and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Makes 8 servings as a side dish or 6 as an entree.