Mexican Fried Rice

Am I behind or what?! I didn’t mean to have a lull in the posting, but school got ahead of me, and I got behind in blogging. I will do my best to keep posting recipes through this semester, but it may not be as frequent for this semester. 
A few weeks ago Limi lost his keys, and we couldn’t find them anywhere. We retraced our steps around the house and on campus, but nothing turned up. After checking lost and found and tearing apart our house, we concluded that our little helper must have thrown them in the garbage, trying to “help out”. Unfortunately, the garbage had been taken out and the garbage man had already come (as if we were going to go jump into the dumpster that our apartment complex shares). For two or three weeks we traded my key ring back and forth, and worked our schedules so that we wouldn’t both be gone and needing keys. We hesitated to go make copies of my keys, because we had this feeling that the keys would eventually turn up.
The other day, when I was on campus, I was walking by the lost and found when I felt like I should stop to check for Limi’s keys. I pushed the thought aside, because we had filed a report with lost and found, and if the keys turned up they would have called us. Not even a minute later, as I was just about to leave the building, the thought returned that I should check with lost and found. Again, I reasoned that if the keys were there we would have received a call. I realized, however, that despite my logical reasoning, the thought had returned, and it was most likely a prompting. I went over to lost and found asked about the keys and was given a bin full of key rings. On first sight I didn’t see Limi’s keys, but I felt like I should probably dig through a little bit to double check. The first key ring that I picked up was Limi’s! I was shocked but it was such a blessing that I had listened to the promptings! 
Heavenly Father really does know everything, and He can help us even with the small things (like keys, and grocery carts, if you saw my Instagram post). We just have to be in tune to the Spirit, who delivers that knowledge to us, and heed the promptings we receive.
Because school has been so hectic, I am really favoring quick and easy meals. The recipe is even better if it makes a whole lot and we can eat it several times – less cooking. Not that I don’t want to cook any more; I do! But time is of the essence and usually more time in the kitchen is less time on homework. Well any way, Mexican Fried rice is one of those recipes that are simple and make a lot of food. 
I prefer to use my Spanish Rice recipe, but you could easily use your own recipe or something from a box, although I can’t guarantee that it will taste the same. If you are short on time you could make the rice ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are making the fried rice. If you plan things well, however, making the rice fresh will only take an extra 5 minutes or so, if you start it before you begin cooking the ground beef. 


1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 TBS garlic powder
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
6 cups Spanish Rice


Over medium-high heat, saute the ground beef with the onions, until browned. Add the garlic powder, taco seasoning, beans and corn and saute until hot. Add the Spanish Rice and continue to saute until everything is hot and sizzling.
That’s it! You’re all done! Enjoy!

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