We have a Cinco De Mayo party every year with our neighborhood. This year I helped make the tamales. It was super good times, and super yummy, but I'm not going to share that recipe with you for the simple reason, it is very long and very involved. I did make some black beans and rice. It was pretty good. I have to say I impressed myself a little.
1 can black beans drained
1 cup rice
1 chicken bullion cube
1 pint salsa (I prefer the homemade variety)
To cook rice bring 2 cups water to a boil, add rice and the bullion cube cook for 20 mins. Heat the beans and salsa in a pot big enough to fit the rice too. When rice is done add to beans and combine well. Serve warm. A squeeze of lemon or lime really brings the flavor home.