Savory Black Beans and Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.2
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
  • Sodium: 841.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.6 g
  • Protein: 17.0 g

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Main dish, not too spicy with lots of fiber. Main dish, not too spicy with lots of fiber.
Number of Servings: 4


    Note: not strictly vegetarian (contains chicken broth), but no other Main Category description fits :-)


    1 1/2 cups chopped onions
    1 cup chopped sweet green pepper
    1/2 cup diced celery
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, un-drained, diced
    1 1/4 cups low sodium, reduced fat, chicken broth
    1 cup uncooked long grain white rice (basmati is nice)
    2 tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp each, chili powder, dried oregano, and ground cumin
    1/2 tsp each, ground thyme and black pepper
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 can (19 ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed



Spray a large saucepan with non-stick spray. Add onions, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
Stir in remaining ingredients, except beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in beans during last 5 minutes of cooking time.
(Serve with a tossed green salad)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADY-LINDA.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Yummy, I will add a little more spice, but it was very good! - 5/10/08

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    Very Good
    When I made this, I used vegetable stock, instead of chicken. DELICIOUS! - 11/7/07

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    Very Good
    I found that the recipe actually served six quite easily. It was very good--savory but not TOO spicy. I might try adding a second can of black beans the next time (and adjust the calorie count!) - 4/19/07