Caribbean Black Beans with Rice

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

Ingredients

4 1/2
cups water
1 1/2
cups dried black beans*
2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1
medium papaya, peeled, seeded and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
medium red bell pepper, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup finely chopped red onion (about 1/2 medium)
1/2
cup orange juice
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
5
cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat water and beans to boiling. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender; drain.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook remaining ingredients except rice in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bell pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in beans. Cook about 5 minutes or until hot. Serve with rice.

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Tips

Expert Tips

2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained, can be substituted for the dried black beans. Omit water and Step 1.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
10mg
10%;
Total Carbohydrate
89g
89%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
80%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.