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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.2
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 841.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

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Red Beans and Brown Rice

Submitted by: STRENUA


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 chopped onion
    1 chopped bell pepper, green
    3 cloved of garlic, chopped
    1 cup long-grain Brown Rice
    1 tbsp chili powder
    2 tsp ground thyme
    2 cups canned tomatoes, crushed or diced
    1 cup chicken broth
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans

Directions

In a meduim saucepan cook onions, garlic, bell pepper in a few tsps olive oil until they are soft. Add the rice and chili powder, stir. Add the tyme, tomatoes and broth, stir, add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until the rice is tender, time varies depending on the rice, 15-20 min. Stir in Kidney Beans, heat another 5 min. Stir and serve.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TESSERACT02.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was wonderful! I didn't have a pepper but made it anyway and would make it again. - 3/22/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good, tweaked a little, took almost an hour including prep time. very good. - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good, Lots of flavor. I add some turkey brats to this also. Yummy. - 3/22/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Reduced the thyme, subbed in Tony Chacheres for the chili powder and increased garlic to four cloves. I used a red pepper since I didn't have a green one. Wife and I enjoy as a go to dinner, want to try adding andouille sausage. - 11/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used instant brown rice, 3 c. chopped fresh tomatoes, and creole seasoning (instead of chili powder), homemade beef stock, and added ground mustard seed.I browned the rice in oil, and added everything but the beans to cook. I put in the beans at the end just to heat. Good w/ cheese or meat on top - 8/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Had no tomatoes, so I used a can of Progresso Hearty Tomato soup, and I precooked the rice in my rice cooker to make the dish easier. Also, I had my own cooked beans from dried, so no sodium from the beans! AWESOMELY tasty! - 6/3/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought this recipe was a great way to liven up brown rice and still be healthy. It was easy to make, very filling, and tasted great. Good job! - 5/21/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love love love this recipe. The only thing I changed is I use colored bell peppers (usually red) because I like them better and the green ones upset my husband's stomach. I love it by itself or as a side. So yummy. - 8/20/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe actually I thought I created it myself. I have been making it for a long time. I tend to make my own concoctions, and never measure, just add. in fact tonight I made this with sauteeing red onion, red pepper, mixed vegatables, small amout of extra virgin olive oil - 1/25/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made this last night to go with our pineapple chicken. It had a great taste and was very filling. I am cajun, so I added a few more spices to kick it up a bit. - 9/25/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I ended up needing to add more liquid cause the rice mixture got very dried out. Also added paprika. Yum! - 9/13/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I used leftover rice and heated it with chicken broth and added the seasonings and beans. Excellent! - 2/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I substitued chick peas and Trader Joe's cooked brown rice, it was a snap. - 1/17/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Takes much longer to cook than the recipe says. Rice stays hard, will try with Parboiled rice next time. Good flavors. - 8/14/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good taste, but takes longer to fully cook than recipe states - 5/1/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    very good whole family eats it instead of old fashioned chile - 3/26/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice side dish. Good flavors. - 3/22/07

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  • We loved this receipe. I cooked and seasoned heavily 8 oz of lean ground beef with thyme, cayenne pepper, oregano, & garlic granualted. No Salt. Used Instant brown rice and added 1 cup more water added meat with the rice. After cooked let sit for over 1 hour on very low burner. - 9/7/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tweaked it alittle being vegetarian. Love this! - 6/12/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    ***** - 8/24/11

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  • Excellent, but of course I tweaked with necessary substitions (seasoned tomatoes, omitted thyme) and additions (cajun spice) and omissions (no chicken broth, did not drain tomatoes or beans). - 6/11/11

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  • Hubby and I liked this... though it did need more liquid and to cook longer (which wasn't a problem). Yum! - 3/2/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will try soon. - 4/5/10

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy - 7/30/07

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