Another one of the foil dinners we had was a simple bean and rice dish. The great thing about this dish is that satisfies any gluten-free or vegetarian diets. I have many friends that are one or the other, so having great recipes on hand for their visits are a must. I like to cook meatless to save on $$ and it challenges me to add nutrition and protein in my meals other routes. Making the meals generally more nutritious.
This foil dinner is a cinch to whip up. Precook the rice, rinse your beans and toss together with veggies and seasonings. Wrap up and done. Serisouly simple and so easy to customize. My kids love rice too, so this meal was perfect for my kids. The fire gives everything a rustice smoky flavor making the meal rich and satisfying. I really just love eating out doors. Food just tastes better outside.
My favorite memories of camping, boating and beach days always revolve around what food we ate and the smells melting together around the fire. Buttermilk pancakes and sausage on the rocking house boat roof, us slathered in sunscreen. Dutch oven peach cobbler on paper plates with the smell of evergreens and cripsy rain clouds. And now the most recent memory, salty sea breezes feeding the fire while we eat mexi rice and laughing with the kids while our feet warm in the sunheated sand. Those are the kind of memories that stick. Making all the prep work and planning worth every minute and penny. The food is what compliments the experience: not necessarily making it, but enhancing it.
Mexican Bean and Rice Foil Dinner
- 1 can Black Beans
- 1 can Pinto Beans
- 2 Roma Tomatoes
- 2 Bell Peppers
- 1 Zucchini
- 1 can Corn
- Garlic Salt
- 5-6 cups cooked rice
- Pre-cook rice. Drain and rinse beans and corn. Dice veggies.
- Layer 2 long pieces of foil in a + shape. Spray with non-stick spray.
- Layer beans corn and chopped veggies.
- Sprinkle with cumin, cilantro and garlic salt.
- Cover with a generous helping of cooked rice.
- Foil up first layer of foil. Fold second layer sealing any open edges.
- Cook on a grey coals or to the side of fire. Turing once through cooking.