I spent 10 years of my life as a vegetarian.
I loved being a vegetarian.
Even today, I sometimes feel like an icky traitor for eating meat.
I'm aware that I'm weird. Just play along.
I feel a special allegiance to meatless cuisine, and we eat meatless meals often around here.
On and off over the last 12 years, Joe and I have eaten this beans and rice recipe for supper pretty often. We go in spurts, and we'll eat it weekly for months and months and then put it away because we're sick of it, and then get it back out again after some time has passed. We're like that with a lot of recipes.
We really love to serve this beans and rice with a healthy amount of shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. It makes the whole thing creamy and delicious and tones down the spice a bit. Grace and Allie like to top theirs with Hidden Valley Ranch dressing.
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