Making a main dish for my family each night is easy . . . it’s the side dishes that I really struggle with! Whenever we eat any kind of Mexican food, I always make our Slow Cooker Refried Beans as a side dish because they are so quick and easy (and delicious!). However, I needed something to mix it up. I had a box of brown instant rice in the pantry (confession: I don’t even own a rice cooker. I gave it to my mom because it was taking up precious space in my kitchen cupboards and I never used it!) and wondered what would happen if I added some ingredients to it to “spice” it up. It totally worked and the end result was delicious! Easiest side dish EVER!