Spicy Rice and Beans (Mexican Rice)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 332.5
  • Total Fat: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 567.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.2 g
  • Protein: 19.6 g

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A tasty side dish or vegetarian main course. Lots of possible variations and is lovely hot or cold. A tasty side dish or vegetarian main course. Lots of possible variations and is lovely hot or cold.
Number of Servings: 8


    2tbsp oil
    400 grams long grain rice
    1 onion, finely chopped
    1 green or red capsicum (bell pepper), chopped
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1-2 tsp dried chilli (or tabasco sauce)
    850 mL stock
    460 grams canned red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
    460 grams canned brown lentils, drained, rinsed
    400 grams canned corn kernels, drained, rinsed
    1 cup TVP (dry) soaked in sufficient water to soften
    460 grams canned tomatoes, drained and chopped


Makes 8 x 2.5 cup servings, or 10 x 2 cup servings

1. Heat the oil in a large, deep saucepan.

2. Add rice, cook until just turning opaque. Add onion, capsicum, cumin and coriander. Cook gently for 2 minutes.

3. Add chilli, stock, beans, lentils, corn, TVP and cover. Cook on low for about 25 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

4. Remove from the heat and add the tomatoes, stirring in gently. Cover and stand for 5 minutes.

5. Fluff up the rice and serve.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JARICHAUST.

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    TVP is texturized vegetable protein. It comes dried in a plastic bag (or in the bulk section of the health food store). At Kroger, it is in the health food section near the specialty flours. Good luck! - 2/2/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hi, can someone tell me what TVP is? Thanks! - 1/24/10

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  • This looks good but I intend to use pinto beans instead of lentils and add hot peppers to taste; also will use brown rice instead of white - 3/26/10

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  • This sounds so good! When I make it, I plan to soak the TVP in the tomato water that is drained from the canned tomatoes. It will add more flavor and the juice is not wasted that way. I hate to waste anything especially if it is good for my body! - 11/19/09

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