Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Using canned black beans speeds up the preparation of this flavor-packed meatless classic.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    15),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    0g,
    0%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    13g
    13%
      Sugars
    12g
    12%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    80%;
    Vitamin C
    40%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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