Black beans and rice = comfort

The kids had a good idea in craving beans and rice tonight. Ooh me. Though they would never accept the buffet o' toppings I later dolloped and tossed all over my bowl, we loved our respective dinners just the same. I used Rick Bayless' basic beans recipe to start (no more than beans, water, bacon fat, onion and salt) but then added more salt, some cilantro, some diced tomato and a splash of Tabasco. Helpful! When plating this for moi, I topped me b-n-r with avocado, more tomatoes, some sour cream, a hefty squirt or five of fresh lime and some Maldon. Delicious!