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Red Beans & Rice

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Beans are extremely nutritious and certainly delicious! Here’s a super easy recipe that you can make in a crock pot (or not). It requires minimal work and delivers outstanding flavor! Talk about a healthy, affordable meal! If you have left overs you can make burritos tomorrow for lunch!
  Red beans 12 Ounce, soaked overnight
  Red onion 1 Medium, coarsely chopped
  Mild salsa 16 Ounce
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm), tied to a bouquet
  Jalapeno 1 Large, seeded, cut in half
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon (to taste)
  Brown rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Tomato 1 Large, chopped
  Lime juice 1 Tablespoon

1. In a large pan or crock pot put red beans, onion, salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, cumin, oregano, coriander and garlic.
2. Season with salt & pepper.
3. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. While the beans are cooking, prepare 2 cups of brown rice as per package instructions.
5. When beans are cooked, remove the kitchen twine and the jalapeño pieces.
6. Mix together the beans and rice.
7. Make a salad of chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt.

8. In a serving plate, serve beans and rice topped with tomato salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
300 Minutes
Ready In: 
330 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 464 Calories from Fat 22

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4%

Saturated Fat 0.45 g2.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 421.4 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.6%

Dietary Fiber 12.1 g48.4%

Sugars 3.2 g

Protein 18 g36.6%

Vitamin A 39.7% Vitamin C 38.7%

Calcium 10.2% Iron 32.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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