Caribbean Rice & Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/3 cups chicken stock
  • 2/3 cup long grain white rice
  • 1-1/4 tsp. olive oil
  • 5 ounces bottled roasted red bell peppers - drained & cut in short thin strips
  • 1/4 green bell pepper - seeded and cut in short thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1-1/4 lbs. canned black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce - or to taste
  • 2 Tbs. fresh cilantro or oregano - finely chopped

Instructions:

Boil stock in a medium saucepan over high heat.

Stir in rice. Immediately reduce heat to low.

Cover and simmer 20-25 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat.

Sauté peppers and garlic 2 minutes. Stir in next 3 ingredients.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in rice and cilantro and serve.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Caribbean Rice & Beans Recipe?

Recipe makes: 4 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 258
Carbohydrates: 9
Total Fat: 5
Saturated Fat: 2
Cholesterol: 107
Sodium: 241
Sugar:
Good for You
Fiber: 1
Protein: 43
Weight Watchers
Points: 5
PointsPlus:6
SmartPoints: