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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 213.1
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 311.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Black Beans and Brown Rice

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Black Beans and Brown Rice

Introduction

A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready. A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 c cooked brown rice
    1/2 c red onion, diced fine
    4 garlic cloves, grated
    1/2 t cumin seed
    1/4 t red pepper flakes
    15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
    14 oz diced tomatoes, fire roasted or low sodium
    1 T cilantro, chopped

Directions

Cook rice according to package directions (omitting salt and oil). Place a saute pan over moderate heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cook red onion and garlic for about three or four minutes. Add spices and cook until they become fragrant. Add beans and tomatoes. Cook an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once rice is cooked, add to vegetables. Stir, serve and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.






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  • 28 of 38 people found this review helpful
    folks, the point is the beans and rice are a complete protein. don't need chicken and cheese. add a salad instead. - 1/15/12

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  • Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I have this made ready for supper time.
    I cook brown rice and when it is cold put it in the freezer. That way it is ready to use other times to make this a quick meal and to reduce costs of the frozen rice packages. Just make your own Pat in Maine. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! Did use salsa for part of the tomatoes so didn't add more onion but this is a great start to a burrito in a bowl! We also added a can of corn--colorful AND good tasting! - 10/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was delish! As for the serving sizes ewils1, divide the finished meal into four equal servings. This recipe makes 4 servings and the calorie content per 1 serving is listed. Then you will also be able to see what size the servings are once divided. - 11/29/10

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  • 8 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I have made black beans and rice for years but have never added cumin and cilantro. I will try it. I also like the suggestion of trying it with quinoa. That would add more protein. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love it! Thank you, Chef Meg! While I enjoy spicy dishes, this was wonderfully tasty and mildly spicy – something will share with an American and international student dinner gathering later this week. For the person who wanted measurements, one serving was 1 cup, 275 grams or 9.7 ounces. - 11/15/10

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Diannemt--Success brand has a boil in the bag kind that cooks in just 10 minutes on the stove or microwave. I usually cook it in the microwave with chicken broth. I'm sure it make a great addition to this recipe. - 11/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love Black Beans!!! Try making your Black Beans From Scratch ~ It is much more economical and healthy. Don't be scared, just follow the directions on the package and freeze your leftovers. - 7/4/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    cooked black beans from scratch; substituted barley for brown rice, and added fresh corn, sauteed onion, garlic and celery, Mrs. Dash's original no-sodium spice. Delicious for make- ahead servings. I serve with fresh corn on the cob, home made corn muffins. - 5/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make something very similar to this. I use rotel instead of the regular tomatoes. Very good. Excellent with fish like tilapia or bass. - 1/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious...even my 10 month old loved it! We added 12 oz. of chicken breast to that added an additional half serving and 119 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 18 grams of protein per serving. - 11/16/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - 11/15/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love rice & black beans. I used to live in Brazil where almost everyone ate rice & black beans (plus chicken, pork, beef or fish) for lunch. I cooked for myself, so ate them only when I visited Brazilian friends. I use black beans in soups and even in chili or eat them as a side dish. - 11/4/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Trader Joe's has brown rice in the freezer section. Each box has 3 packages of the rice inside. I heat it in a frying pan with a couple of tbsp. of water. It's ready in about 5 minutes. One of my favorite shortcuts for making a dish with brown rice. - 9/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't have canned tomatoes, subbed salsa & fresh tomatoes. Served over a bed of shredded romaine topped w/no-fat greek yogurt for an "inside-out" veggie taco salad! Yummy-licious! - 6/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for our cinco de mayo celebration and it was a huge hit! I added about a tbls of fresh lime juice and it was yummy. - 5/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner and loved it! - 1/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used spicy red pepper diced tomatoes, added a 1/4 oz of 2% shredded cheddar and this was TRES YUMMY! Next time will add some shredded chicken or maybe ground turkey. - 12/29/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would suggest not adding the garlic at the same time as the onion, it will scorch and be bitter. Instead, add just 30 seconds or so before adding the beans and rice - 5/19/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'll be adding cut up red pepper but the rest sounds delicious - 11/24/10

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this and add chicken and have complete meal, sometimes topped with cheese.
    Often use salsa in place of tomatoes. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was very happy with this recipe. Too often beans and rice are boring/bland. I added a little hot pepper sauce and some peppers. This was very good, and even my husband liked it. He doesn't usually like brown rice, but he liked it this time. - 9/26/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only change I made was to leave out the cilantro. We loved it. - 9/25/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great addition to dinner and freezes well for later. - 9/8/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I like the recipe, I would exchnge cannd blk beans for fresh blk beans cookd in crock w/o the salt+sodium. The rice I would mix brown rice+country wild rice [long grain brown rice, whole grain wehani rice, whole grain blk rice] this mixture gives recipe a nutty flavor. - 7/14/13

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! Thank you for sharing! - 6/17/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! - 2/27/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is super delicious! I'm not fond on cumin but I love cilantro. Thanks for the tip. I never would've thought of cilantro. - 7/26/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have just copied this recipe & will be making it tonight - minus the cilantro garnish.

    Thank you for another yummy sounding recipe.

    God bless!

    Ima - 5/18/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I give it a thumbs up. Hubby wasn't as enthused. - 4/7/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used texmati brown & red rice w/ barley & rye mixed grains, added a green pepper....really good! - 2/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I chose to use fresh tomatoes and also added the juice of one lime for some extra kick! - 5/19/11

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  • Very good! This will be my lunch for the next few days. - 1/8/14

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  • Delicious. I had some ground beef I needed to cook and added 3/4 lb to this recipe. Delicious! I have leftovers and I intend to roll it in a corn tortilla and pour enchilada sauce over it. Topping with cheddar. - 12/26/13

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  • I'm going to try and convert this to a crockpot recipe, with dried beans. My thought is if I cook the beans in the crockpot at night, then add the rice, salsa, corn and extra veggies in the crock pot, it should be done by the end of the work day. - 9/30/13

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  • Cooking that tomorrow. It look yummy. - 9/26/13

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  • Plain and simple. Good on a cold fall evening! - 9/25/13

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  • I made this for the 1st time tonight. Iwas out of diced tomatoes so I did it myself with a large tomato I used chili powder in stead of the red pepper. When I put it in the over to finish cooking (375*) I added a little water to the casserole dish. It was delicious - 9/25/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sheesh
    you really oughta cut this out!
    Half or two-thirds of a cup (you don't specify) is nearly 50 carbs?!? ...so.... I can eat a few spoonsfuls of this and then nothing else but water the rest of the day. Great.
    I'm going to jump right on this one. - 9/25/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks really good. I will try this this weekend, but I'll use fresh tomatoes. I'll let you know how that goes. - 4/25/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks good - 2/27/13

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  • This is a wonderful side dish with Caulda De Ray Soup - Black Beans are one of our favorites ! Very Delish ! - 10/25/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Does anyone know what the nutritional info would be like for the quinoa instead of the brown rice? I want to like brown rice but my tummy doesn't for some reason. It's not the added fibre either. I eat a lot of fibre. My tummy just doesn't like brown rice. - 7/17/12

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  • Classic Cuban. I have always put jalopenos, cumin, cilantro, etc. in it. - 7/4/12

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  • good enjoyed this dish .. - 7/4/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds great I think i will be fixing it for supper. Think i will leave of the cilantro. Going to serve with wheat soft shells and add some cheese and picante sauce cant wait till supper - 6/3/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like it a little spicier and found that it needed salt and I needed to add water as it simmered the last few minutes. All in all it's a great recipe.. and definitely what I was looking for to add protein and fat without meat. Also appreciated the suggestion of eating with quinoa. - 6/1/12

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  • The kids and I enjoy south-of-the-border dishes for lunch and this fits the bill perfectly. - 4/2/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It almost looks to me like that picture just superimposed some veggies over an otherwise plain dish of arroz con frijoles. Weird. - 3/25/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely going to fix this! We eat lots of rice, but have not fixed rice and beans. Know my son will like!
    barb - 3/25/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looks yummy. - 3/19/12

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  • So simple to make. Use Schwan's frozen brown rice to make it even simpler. Nutricious and so good. i personally leave out the red pepper flakes, as I am allergic to pepper. - 3/13/12

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  • Husband and 4 kids like this one! - 3/5/12

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  • Yum!
    I add jalapeño slices. - 2/28/12

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  • Excellent! Will definitely make again. - 2/16/12

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  • Easy and very Tasty!! Would be good with Tortillas and some hot sauce! YUM! - 1/17/12

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  • This was an excellent recipe. Very easy to make. My husband put some in a tortilla shell and added some sour cream and he raved about it. - 1/17/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Do you drain the can of diced tomatoes before adding? - 1/15/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    oooo, thank you also ! for adding the serving size; gonna have this for lunch tomorrow, and my DD can have some too (she's veget) - 1/15/12

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  • I made this with quinoa and since I had no onion made it with half a cup of chpped red bell pepper instead. I brought it in to work and everyone loved it! - 1/4/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree with the posts about servings size, this would be a great addition to the recipes and the cookbook! - 1/3/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i hope it tastes better than it looks - 1/3/12

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  • I have a question if you mix the rice and beans together as the recipe states wouldn't that make it difficult to measure out 1/2 cup of rice and 1 cup of beans????/ - 1/3/12

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  • This is also good with fresh tomatoes (paste type), peppers, chopped eggplant and Jamaican seasoning. - 12/31/11

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  • I cooked this and it taste similar to food at a Mexican food shop. It is very good and easy. I would suggest use Rotel diced tomatoes and chili's (canned ) as the diced tomatoes. - 12/31/11

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  • This was great, quick, and easy. I didn't change a thing! - 12/11/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree with another poster, please add the size of the "serving"; 1 cup finished recipe, etc. - 11/27/11

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  • Yum. I used Quinoa and also added some green chilies. Came out great. Will definatly make again and again. - 11/24/11

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  • really good I add a tablespoon of Cheddar cheese my teenage son had two bowls! - 10/21/11

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  • I loved this recipe. The only thing I didn't add was the red pepper flakes. My whole family including my 5 years ate it! Thanks! - 10/14/11

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  • Made this dish will not make again too bland had to adjust seasonings. I think it was the cumin found out I am not a fan of cumin as an added seasoning if it is coupled with another seasoning it is ok. - 8/15/11

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  • Delicious! Hot and spicy! - 6/28/11

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  • DELICIOUS - 5/31/11

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  • Very easy and tasty! - 5/20/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Woo Hoo! This was my original recipe that my friend on SparkPeople submitted. Now I'm going to have to try it with quinoa! Thanks for making it over Chef Meg! This recipe is really satiating. My family has always loved it. - 5/20/11

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    i love black beans - 5/19/11

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  • Good ole beans n rice ... can't beat it !! - 5/19/11

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  • I LOVE this recipe! I had all of the ingredients in my pantry and DH loved it, too. I need help on how to use spices and this was perfect. - 5/19/11

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  • one of my favorites - 5/19/11

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  • I used quinoa instead of rice and added finely diced carrots and celery (cooked with the quinoa in low sodium chicken broth). More veggies and protein and larger serving size with little increase in calories. Rinsed canned beans very well. Served with grilled chicken breasts. Yummy! - 5/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish, will try. - 5/19/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i will try this soon - looks great! - 5/19/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I bet this taste good,will try. I often cook with brown rice and tomatoes - 5/19/11

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  • I like this. I am always looking for new side dishes. - 5/19/11

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  • Made this last night for my vegetarian daughter and I. Really good. Had this with a salad. - 5/13/11

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  • really good. added some green pepper, turmeric, cumin, chili - 2/10/11

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  • I did all the spices to taste instead of according to recipe, and I used red beans instead of black (though I'm sure black would be good - I just didn't have any). This recipe was GREAT!! - 2/1/11

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  • Use fresh tomatoes! I add a little finely diced celery while cooking and top with green onions before I serve! :) - 1/7/11

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  • We ate a kit if quinoa when we were in Peru It was a staple at every meal and very tasty. Looking forward to making the recipe. - 12/5/10

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  • I was afraid this might be too bland.. it was great!!!! I didn't add cumin seeds but just a pinch or two of the ground cumin. Red pepperflakes.. great!! - 11/17/10

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  • great one .. i sauteed the onion and garlic in 1tbsp olive oil .. and it was perfect .. - 11/16/10

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great fan of beans and rice. Can't wait to try - 11/16/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect Veg recipe for a fall dinner. - 11/15/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    why does one always have to guess the serving size? I have tried, but according to my simple math skills two cups of rice split in 4 servings equals 1/2 c. serving of just rice. So I go to the nutritional break down & discover that the calories are for 1/4 c. of rice, so something is wrong!! - 11/15/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely a must try recipe! - 11/15/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love red beans and rice, I have to try this tonight, also like Stormy724's ideas, Thank You. - 11/15/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    More veggies, less hot spices; but thats just me! - 11/15/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was ok, I don't think I like cumin. I might try again and leave the cumin out. - 10/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SMBRYCE1- the sodium is found in mostly the canned goods-the black beans and tomato. I have seen "no sodium added" versions of both, if sodium is a big concern for you, you may want to try them that way or cooking your own. - 10/21/10

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