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Zippy Beans and Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

This is a super side dish, and we also enjoy it as a light entree with corn bread and salad.—Darlene Owen, Reedsport, Oregon

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 cup uncooked instant white or brown rice
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, jalapeno and salt if desired. Bring to a boil over high heat; stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with onion.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 197 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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