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Zippy Beans and Rice Recipe

Zippy Beans and Rice Recipe

This is a super side dish, and we also enjoy it as a light entree with corn bread and salad.—Darlene Owen, Reedsport, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 cup uncooked instant white or brown rice
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, jalapeno and salt if desired. Bring to a boil; stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4 cup serving (prepared with brown rice and without salt) equals 197 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.