Florida Coastal Cooking
1 cup dry rice, (Lundberg Farms)**
Optional 2 hamburger buns of choice, (Ezekiel)
1. Rinse and drain rice well. Heat 2 cups water or broth in a medium bowl to a boil; add rice, reduce heat and cover, cook 45 minutes; remove from heat, let sit 10 minutes.
2. Preheat large skillet over medium high heat. Chop onion and cabbage; spray skillet with cooking spray; add onion and cabbage, saute until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Mix Sloppy Joe seasoning with 3/4 cup water; add tomato paste and mix well. Stir seasoning mixture into onions and cabbage; cook about 1 minute.
3. Add beans and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in 1 cup cooked rice (set remainder aside for another use); mix well, taste and re-season if necessary. Split and toast burger buns if using; serve 1/4 Sloppy Joe mix over 1/2 burger bun.
*** For a gluten free option, forgo the burger buns and simply serve over additional rice.