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Spicy Beans and Rice Recipe

Spicy Beans and Rice Recipe

"I make this for a quick meal when we are in a hurry, but I still want to feed my family something nutritious and yummy!" relates Janesville, Wisconsin contributor, Sandra Castillo.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the first six ingredients; cover and microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • 2. Stir in the beans, Mexicorn, tomatoes and salsa; top with cheese. Cover and microwave on high 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 294 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 905 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 13 g protein.