Mexican Beans & Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 229.0
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 192.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.2 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 Tbsp olive oil
    2 cups pinto beans (cooked or canned)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 chili pepper, diced finely (optional)
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp chili powder
    3 medium/large tomatoes, chopped & juice drained off
    juice of 1 lime (split in two)
    1 cup brown rice
    1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


1. Prepare 1 cup brown rice (bring to boil in 1.5 cups of water, cover & turn to low, allow to simmer 20 more minutes before removing from heat and keeping covered another 10-15 minutes)
2. Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Sautee onions, garlic & chili pepper for about 5 minutes.
3. Add beans, cumin & chili powder and toss to heat through.
4. Add chopped tomatoes & juice of 1/2 a lime.
5. Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer 5-10 minutes or until tomatoes are well cooked.
6. Toss juice of 1/2 lime and chopped cilantro into the rice.
7. Serve beans & rice together. Nice toppings or sides are sour cream, corn tortillas, and guacamole or sliced avocado.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JULIEIRENE.

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