Super-Quick Red Beans and Rice


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ green pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 15-ounce can red beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 ½ cups cooked)


  1. In a large pot, sauté onion and pepper until softened. Stir in broth, tomatoes, and spices.
  2. Add the rice and beans. Simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve and garnish with sliced green onion and a dollop of yogurt.

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Optional garnishes: green onions, plain yogurt


Serves 4. Per serving: 277 calories, 12g protein, 52g carbohydrate, 3g fat, 1g sat, 1g mono/poly), 0 mg cholesterol, 11g fiber, 32mg sodium