Red Beans and Rice - side dish or main course?
I've been complaining about being sluggish lately, and my co-worker said I should eat more protein (she is into nutritional eating and all that). She suggested beans and rice since I'm tired of eating chicken or beef for every dinner. I thought about buying a box of Zatarans instead of trying to make my own. But do I make it by itself or is it supposed to be a side dish? If it's a side dish, what tastes good with it - pork, fish? I had I think it was Zataran's Dirty Rice, and I put smoked sausage in with it. It was too spicy for me (though I prolly added too much spice to it since I didn't think it would be spicy ENOUGH). If I don't like it very spicy, would I be better off making my own? I wanted to buy a kit because I don't want to go through the hassle - esp. since I may be the only one eating it.