Red beans and rice

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Ingredients:

Cooking oil spray, as needed

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, washed, seeded and chopped

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

6 cups cooked brown rice

Directions:

Spray skillet with cooking oil spray. Cook onion and pepper over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic powder, tomatoes and kidney beans. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

Chef’s tips: Use no-salt added diced tomatoes for less sodium. May also use fresh garlic, minced; or onion powder in place of garlic powder. White rice can be used instead of brown rice.

Nutrition: Serves 8 (1 cup). Per serving: 270 calories, 2g fat, 55g carbohydrate, 10g dietary fiber and 10g protein

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