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Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

92 Ratings
92 Ratings
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Red Beans and Rice in a bowl
Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

This flavorful dish is a Monday night tradition in many homes. This vegetarian recipe uses dry beans, onion, pepper, and spices.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red beans, dry
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons garlic (chopped)
  • parsley (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme (crushed, dried)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (chopped - could also use green pepper)
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Pick through beans to remove bad beans. Rinse beans thoroughly.
  3. In a 5-quart pot, mix beans, water, onion, celery and bay leaves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1 to 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir and mash beans against side of pan.
  5. Add garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, black pepper, and green pepper.
  6. Cook uncovered, over low heat, until creamy, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Notes

See how to make this recipe and more on USDA’s MyPlate Kitchen YouTube site. 

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Source:

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
US Department of Health and Human Services

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (359g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 224
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 317 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 78 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 614 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 224
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.2 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Minerals
Calcium 78 mg
Potassium 614 mg
Sodium 317 mg
Copper 352 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 79 mg
Phosphorus 219 mg
Selenium 7 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 33 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mg
Vitamin C 29 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 21 mcg
Folate 169 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 44 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 2 1/2 ounces

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