Do you feel better when you “eat right”? I know that I always feel better both physically and mentally when I’m eating a diet featuring real foods. By real foods I mean natural, whole ingredients like whole grains, brown rice, beans, veggies, fruit, etc. I try to incorporate them into our meals as much as I can. For years I thought that I didn’t like brown rice. I have recently come to find that I actually LOVE it – especially short-grain brown rice. That is now my go-to side dish when cooking Asian dishes. One of my favorite quick lunches is to serve my self a big bowl of brown rice and then top it with some sauteed veggies and a fried egg. It’s so good!
Real Foods are also important to Triscuit. The new Triscuit Real Foods line includes real foods like sweet potatoes, brown rice and red beans. Earlier this week I went to the store to pick up a box of Triscuit and literally spent 10 minutes in the cracker aisle trying to decide on a flavor. So many of them sound good including Triscuit Brown Rice baked with Red Bean Roasted Red Pepper, Triscuit Brown Rice baked with Sweet Potato Roasted Sweet Onion and Triscuit Brown Rice Tomato & Sweet Basil.
I ended up choosing the Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Red Bean: Savory Red Bean and headed home to create a recipe. When I opened the box, I was surprised at how flavorful they are! I could have sat right there and gobbled up half the box (I was hungry!) But, I restrained myself and created these yummy Salsa Bites instead. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Triscuit Brown Rice Baked with Red Bean: Savory Red Bean
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Lay out the Triscuit in a single layer on a baking sheet. On each, place a dollop of refried beans, followed by a dab of salsa. (You don’t need much salsa since the crackers are so flavorful.) Top each with shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cilantro. Place under broiler until cheese is melted.
A new take on an old favorite. Enjoy the new line of Triscuit baked with whole grain brown rice and wheat, some with real food ingredients like sweet potato or red beans.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Triscuit. The opinions and text are all mine.