I have a favorite simple beans and rice recipe - ridiculously fast
 and easy!
 
 TRISH'S LAZY BLACK BEANS 'N RICE RECIPE
 
 1/2 small bag white long-cooking rice
 (pinch saffron for rice - optional)
 1 can Progresso or Goya black beans
 seasoning - Tony Chachere’s cajun seasoning (to taste)
 pepper
 garlic
 (no salt necessary with the other seasoning)
 salsa or picante sauce
 chopped chives
 
 Cook the rice (adding saffron if desired).  Being Southern, I usually
 cooking it about 30 minutes to get it good and sticky!  
 
 In another pot, cook the black beans, adding Tony Chachere’s,
 pepper and garlic to taste.
 
 Serve in large bowls - rice, topped with black beans, topped with
 a “nest” of salsa and chives.
 
 This is my favorite quick and easy recipe, bar none.