Healthy Red Beans and Rice
This Healthy Red Beans and Rice recipe is full of color, flavor and texture. Only 209 calories w/ 12g fiber, 9g protein, 89% V-A, 174% V-C & 25% Iron.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20minutes
Cook Time
60minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat veggie broth in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, peppers, carrot and garlic to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Cover the skillet with a lid to steam the veggies and prevent broth from evaporating. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the uncooked rice, thyme, cumin, red pepper and salt to skillet and combine. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer and cook, covered, for about 50 minutes. The rice will still be a little undercooked.
  5. Add the beans and hot sauce to the skillet and continue to cook, covered for 10-20 minutes. You may need to add more veggie broth depending on the consistency of your rice. Cook until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Recipe Notes

Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups.

Recipe inspired by the American Diabetes Associations’ Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook.