Very tasty side dish. Next time I make it I think I will cook the bacon and the cumin in with the rice for the 20 minutes so the flavors are absorbed more.
1 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cans black beans,drained
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
In a small stockpot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add the rice and saute for 2 minutes. Add the water, bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Add the spices, bacon and black beans.
(modified from a recipe on cooks.com)