I'm frequently disappointed with the results of my efforts in the rice and beans genre. I like the idea of having some really tasty preparation in this category in my repertoire, but I haven't hit on one yet. Suggestions needn't all be of conventional kinds; middle Eastern, Lebanese, Indian, etc., things that involve legumes in some delectable way would be welcome, though more familiar (to me) New Orleans or Mexican versions that you really like would absolutely be of interest. I generally go to this kind of dish as a healthy thing, but I'd definitely also like to know about versions chock full of ham hocks, bacon, etc.
Looking forward to your responses.