Mexican Rice and Beans

Mexican Rice and Beans

This quick and easy recipe is a great side dish for Huevos Rancheros and Fajitas.

6 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 15 min

190 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1/2 onions, finelly chopped   100 g
1 clove garlic, finelly chopped    
1 green peppers, cut into dices   150 g
1 tsp ground cumin   3 g
1 tsp paprika   3 g
1 tsp dried oregano   1 g
1 cup basmati rice   200 g
1 tbsp tomato paste   15 mL
2 cups red beans (canned), or pinto , drained and rinsed   500 mL
2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium   500 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic then sauté, with occasional stirring, for 2-3 min. Add the cumin, paprika, and oregano then cook 1 min with stirring.
  2. Stir in the rice then cook 2 min, until the grains are completely coated in oil. Add the tomato paste broth and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to 'low', cover and simmer until the rice is cooked al dente, about 15-20 min. Adjust the seasoning.
  3. Remove from heat, keep covered, and let stand a 2-3 min. Fluff with a fork then serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (160g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

190

Fat

3 g

5 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

125 mg

5 %

Carbohydrate

34 g

11 %

Fibre

5 g

19 %

Sugars

1 g

Protein

6 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

25 %

Calcium

4 %

Iron

10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Fibre, Folacin
Excellent source of :
Manganese
Diet-related health claims :
Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Rice/Grain | First courses/Appetizers | Side dishes | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Vegetarian | Mexican

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