Caribbean Red Beans & Brown Rice

Number of Servings: 6 (298g)
Active Time: 45 min.
Total Time: 1 hour
Caribbean Red Beans and Brown Rice

This spiced, Caribbean-inspired dish can be made with whatever kind of beans and rice you have on hand. The bean mixture will freeze nicely, so this is a fantastic dish to make an extra large batch of ahead of time. Cook instant brown rice when you’re ready to serve for a speedy dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups brown rice
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Combine the rice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, half of the salt, and the water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender (40-45 minutes). Set aside and keep warm.
  2. While the rice is simmering, heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and celery; sauté until the vegetables are softened (6-8 minutes). Stir in the garlic and cook until softened (1 minute). Add the allspice, cloves, cayenne, remaining salt, and the pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the beans, chicken broth, tomato, thyme and hot sauce. Cook until the vegetable mixture is heated through (6-8 minutes).
  4. Divide the rice among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with beans and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 298g

Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.5g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 525mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5.5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 30g
Protein 8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 62.6mg 4%
Iron 1.9mg 10%
Potassium 365mg 8%
Vitamin A 21.3mcg 2%
Vitamin C 18.8mg 20%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 6%
Vitamin K 13.6mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 3.7mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 30mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 2mcg 6%
Chloride 22.1mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 176.8mg 15%
Iodine 0.5mcg 0%
Magnesium 79.7mg 20%
Zinc 1.3mg 10%
Selenium 10.2mcg 20%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.8mg 80%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.2mcg 6%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Water, Red Kidney Beans (water, Red Kidney Beans, Sea Salt), Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken), Chicken Flavor, Natural Chicken Flavor (chicken Broth, Salt), Evaporated Cane Juice, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Turmeric, Flavor), Brown Rice, Tomatoes, Onion, Green Pepper, Olive Oil, Celery, Garlic, Salt, Thyme, Hot Pepper Sauce (distilled Vinegar, Red Pepper, Salt), Cilantro, Black Pepper, Allspice, Cayenne Pepper, Ground Cloves.

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