Recipe courtesy of Julia Robarts, chef and food writer for Juggling with Julia.
For 4 Person(s)
In a large nonstick saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chopped onion and bell pepper, and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute more.
Add the salsa, black beans, and spices and let bubble for 2-3 minutes.
Add the rice, reduce heat to medium-low, and heat through (about 5 minutes). The mixture should be moist but not runny.
Add additional salsa (or just water) if needed.
Remove from heat and finish with your choice of toppings (jalapeno, avocado, cheddar, hot sauce, etc.)
Optional toppings: sliced jalapeno peppers, avocado, cheddar cheese, hot sauce