Black Beans and Rice

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Black Beans and Rice

Rice and beans, two of the most affordable and versatile pantry items, are the two main ingredients in this entrée. This dish is not only delicious but also can be easily on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups uncooked, instant brown rice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 medium limes)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (extra-virgin preferred) and 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin preferred), divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced OR
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano (optional)

Directions

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  1. Prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 2 teaspoons oil and salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for 3 minutes, or until soft, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in the cumin and chili powder. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in the beans. Cook until warmed through. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  4. Stir in the cooked rice, lime juice mixture, cilantro and oregano.

Nutrition Facts

Black Beans and Rice

CaloriesCalories

363 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

10g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 363
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

 

Rice and beans, two of the most affordable and versatile pantry items, are the two main ingredients in this entrée. This dish is not only delicious but also can be easily on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Black Beans and Rice

CaloriesCalories

363 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

10g Per Serving

FiberFiber

7g Per Serving
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Calories 363
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups uncooked, instant brown rice
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 medium limes)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (extra-virgin preferred) and 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra-virgin preferred), divided use
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced OR
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano (optional)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 2 teaspoons oil and salt. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for 3 minutes, or until soft, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in the cumin and chili powder. Cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in the beans. Cook until warmed through. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  4. Stir in the cooked rice, lime juice mixture, cilantro and oregano.

 


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