Mexican Meatless Monday – Lazy Leftovers

Last Night I made a super quick and easy dinner out of these two items – a box of whole grain Spanish rice and a can of black beans. The rice was on sale and I thought I’d give it a whirl. IMG_1251

I cooked the rice according to package directions and then added a can of beans. Top with a little shredded cheese if you’re feeling adventurous and serve with broccoli. It doesn’t get much easier.IMG_1260

Today I had a delicious Mexican Meatless Meal all planned, but “life” got in the way and I didn’t have time to make it. And by “life” I mean the fact that I’m still trying to catch up on school and had a nervous breakdown after I got back a quiz where I got 6/20, but I digress.

“No I’m not crying. My cheeks just sweat like that, it’s weird hereditary disease…”

I considered doing take out for dinner, but I am still trying not to eat out in September so I racked my brain for something super easy and fast to make at home. Then, I remembered a little trick Ben taught me – “Add eggs to everything”.

I know it sounds beneath your own culinary prowess, but stay with me here. Anytime Ben has leftovers that he’s either A.) sick of eating or B.) wants to bulk up – He throws it in a skillet and adds eggs. Tonight I did the same thing. IMG_1308

I sautéed some onions until translucent then added the leftover rice and beans. When it was hot I added about 4 eggs whisked with milk and cooked through. Finally, I topped it with cheese and called it…

Pintos y Arroz con Huevos or Beans and Rice with EggsIMG_1303

Served with green beans. You better believe ridiculous amounts of ketchup and hot sauce were added after the picture :) IMG_1309

I was still super flustered from my breakdown and right after dinner eat a bunch of TJ’s dark chocolate disks before I realized it was stress. I’m not mad at me though :) IMG_1311 My afternoon snack was eaten between class and lab – Pop chips and carrots. I ended up not having time for the cheese, but regret that now because it probably would have helped my blood sugar. IMG_1299

Now that I’m on the West Coast I feel like my dinner post is super late for all ya East Coasters. I can’t really change that, but I’m sorry if I seem delayed. 

In case you’re curious where other people eat lunch – take the poll at the end of my post and it’ll tell ya where everyone else is eating. (Hint: it’s probably where you are right now.)

And because most restaurants have Mexicans in the kitchen, and this blog is no different – you should vote for this Mexican for the Project Food Blog contest.


  1. says

    I sometimes use boxed rice. Actually, I almost always use boxed rice because for some reason, I can not make rice to save my life. Rice-or-oni is just so much easier.

    Your unplanned Mexican Monday Meal still looks fantastic. :)

    Hope today is so much better for you.

  2. says

    Stress eating is the worse for me. It is a good thing you are more aware when it happens because then you can work on stopping it. However, sometimes a girl just needs chocolate! :)

  3. says

    I am certainly not above adding eggs to things to finish them up. I have so many veggies in my fridge right now. My solution? Chop ’em up, saute, and add egg beaters! Works for me:-)

  4. Tiffany says

    Hey Monica,
    First I have to say that I love your blog. You have a great sense of humor and you are so honest. I also went back to school to become a registered dietitian and strangely enough I am also studying to be a personal trainer. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you are not the only one that struggles with the science courses. I’ve had to retake two of the courses because I was unsatisfied with my grade and getting into the nutrition program can be extremely difficult (at least at the school I’m looking at). Hang in there! I know you can do it:)

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