Oh, I asked about a rice and bean (or beans and rice) recipe last week and had no replies!!! I have made them before, but they just weren't as authentic as ones I had in Central America, and wanted some tips.
I would use long grain rice cooked with chicken stock instead of water. Fry up some onion, garlic, red and green capsicum, celery and use some taco seasoning. Add a small tin of corn kernels, and some chopped spring onions. Then mix this in with the cooked rice. Add a tin of drained kidney beans (or other smaller sort of beans) and some fresh chopped coriander and flat leaf parsley, at the end. Serve warm with some salsa mixed through, a swirl of sour cream on top and some fresh sprigs of coriander. Or chill and serve cold, with some lemon and olive oil dressing to make it more like 'salad'.
If you get no replies, try Googling.
Or you can even buy those packet rice mixes in Mexican flavour... add some beans and that's about a simple as you can get!
What else are you serving? I love themed dinner parties/ BBQ's!!!!