• Rice and Beans with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Rice and Beans with Tomato Sauce Recipe


2 cups, uncooked jasmine rice, rinsed

one can kidney beans, rinsed or 2 cups cooked

2 cups puréed tomatoes 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion diced

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger

3 cups water

half teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon Bird's Eye Chili Powder or Cayenne Pepper Powder 


Movies that have rice and beans

"Chef" (2014) - In this comedy-drama film, the main character (played by Jon Favreau) creates a popular dish of rice and beans for a food truck he starts.

"Like Water for Chocolate" (1992) - This Mexican film features many traditional dishes, including rice and beans, which are prepared in a variety of ways throughout the story.

"The Godfather" (1972) - In one scene of this classic mafia film, Clemenza (played by Richard S. Castellano) teaches Michael (played by Al Pacino) how to make a classic Italian dish of meatballs and spaghetti, which is served with a side of rice and beans.

"The Motorcycle Diaries" (2004) - This biographical film follows the journey of a young Che Guevara (played by Gael García Bernal) and his friend as they travel through South America. In one scene, they eat a meal of rice and beans with locals in a small village.

"City of God" (2002) - This Brazilian crime drama features many scenes of characters eating traditional Brazilian dishes, including rice and beans, which are staples in the country's cuisine.



Rice and Beans with Tomato Sauce Recipe

1. Rinse the rice in a strainer and put in a 4 quart saucepan

2. Pour the beans into the same strainer and rinse, then add to the pot

3. Add the tomtoes and the olive oil

4. Add 3 cups of water

5. Add the garlic, the ginger and pepper - stir gently to combine

6. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

7. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot and cook 35 to 45 minutes until the rice is tender.

8. Let the rice rest covered for 10 minutes after it's done cooking

9. Then fluff with a fork.