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Cuban Black Beans and Rice

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Using canned black beans speeds up the preparation of this flavor-packed meatless classic.

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups uncooked regular long-grain brown rice
2 1/2
cups water
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
cup orange juice
2
teaspoons paprika
1
teaspoon ground coriander
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic whole tomatoes, undrained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
1
lime, cut into wedges

Steps

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat onion, bell pepper, carrots, orange juice, paprika, coriander, red pepper flakes, garlic and tomatoes to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 3 Remove vegetable mixture from heat. Stir in beans. In blender or food processor, place 1 cup of the bean mixture. Cover; blend on medium speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • 4 Stir blended mixture into bean mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over rice with yogurt. Sprinkle with additional paprika if desired. Serve with lime wedges.
  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat onion, bell pepper, carrots, orange juice, paprika, coriander, red pepper flakes, garlic and tomatoes to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 3 Remove vegetable mixture from heat. Stir in beans. In blender or food processor, place 1 cup of the bean mixture. Cover; blend on medium speed about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • 4 Stir blended mixture into bean mixture in saucepan. Cook over medium heat about 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over rice with yogurt. Sprinkle with additional paprika if desired. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

Coriander, native to the Mediterranean and Asia, is the seed of the cilantro, or Chinese parsley, plant. Ground coriander has an aromatic, light, lemony flavor and is used in both baking and cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
15
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
13g
53%
Sugars
12g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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