Spicy Beans and Rice Ingredients: 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste Black pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 fresh green onions, chopped sliced black olives, drained 1 1/2 cups water Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan . Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, pour beans into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with jalapenos, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and olives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more. Serve beans over cooked rice.