Though this dish was sufficient for dinner for our family (lucky for me I'm not married to a cowboy who need a piece of meat every night), I think most would consider this a side dish. It would be lovely with a piece of grilled fish on top.
Oh, and because this dish is so simple, you really do need to use fresh corn, good quality extra virgin olive oil, and good quality sea salt (I recommend fleur de sel).
Makes 4 Side Servings
extra virgin olive oil
3 small zucchini, cut into half moons
3 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off
fleur de sel or good sea salt
freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
Brown rice, cooked (I used the frozen Trader Joe's bag)
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add zucchini and corn. Sprinkle with a couple pinches of salt and pepper and cook until tender crisp. Add garlic and cook, stirring for one minute longer. Stir in beans and rice until heated through. Serve warm.