Black Beans and Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 235.8
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
  • Sodium: 516.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Protein: 11.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 cups cooked brown rice
    1 finely chopped red pepper
    1 medium onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    2 cups tomato sauce
    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese


In a large saucepan coated with nonstick cooking spray, combine the red pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin and red pepper flakes. Cook over
medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomato sauce and black beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LYNNE67.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummie even though because of divertulitis we changed the red pepper to red bell pepper and omitted the crushed red pepper flakes! This a winner and we plan to sprinkle on some ground cinnamon next time like we used to do in the Tropics! - 5/17/09

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I filled a whole wheat tortilla with the beans and rice. It made a delicious burrito! - 4/28/09

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    I left out the pepper flakes. Donít enjoy the consequences! Deal with GERD! Was very good I thought. - 5/5/21

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    Very Good
    subbed chili powder for the flakes, used pintos instead of black beans. YUM! - 9/10/20

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    I used white rice, it's more authentic. - 7/29/20