Simple and kid-friendly, this healthy dish of brown rice, beans, and tomato sauce is perfect on its own but can easy be paired with grilled chicken.
Bring rice and 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a small saucepan. Cover tightly, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 35 minutes until cooked through. Remove from heat; let sit 5 minutes.
Heat sauce in a small saucepan. Heat beans in a second pan. Season sauce and beans with salt and pepper. Transfer rice, beans, and sauce to a dinner plate. Top with sour cream and cilantro, if using. Serve hot, with warm tortillas on the side.