If I am out at a restaurant or at someone's house.. I have to be absolutely positive that there is NO gluten involved in any way, shape or form in the food provided, or I don't eat. The reactions I get are just too severe; it is just not worth it. My family has learned to accommodate me, which is really great for me! I want to share my daughter Stephanie's recipe for Black Beans and Rice here--delish!
Stephanie's Black Beans and Rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Goya black beans, undrained
1 tsp oregano
1 packet Sazon Goya w/o Annatto
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and garlic; cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Serve over rice. Serves 4.