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Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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"I'm originally from Honduras, where beans are served in different variations for breakfast, lunch and dinner," relates Carin Perkins of Waukesha, Wisconsin. "This bean and rice dish has been enjoyed by my family for generations. It's not spicy but gets nice flavor from the cilantro and cumin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup bean mixture with 1/2 cup rice equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1,001 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Add cilantro; cook and stir until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the beans, salt, cumin and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve over rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Red Beans and Rice in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p13

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup bean mixture with 1/2 cup rice equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1,001 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

Loved it!! Made my boring beans and rice into very flavorful beans and rice!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

Delish! I usually pass over recipes without a picture, but wanted to make a cajun inspired meal for Mardi Gras 2012, and needed something I had all the ingredients for. This was easy. I ussed brown rice and didn't really measure ingredients, but it was FANTASTIC!

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