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Southwest Rice Recipe

Southwest Rice Recipe

This easy side makes the perfect accompaniment to any Southwestern meal. The bright colors and refreshing flavors guarantee second helpings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet orange pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 196 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.