Caribbean Black Beans with Rice

Add something citrusy to your family’s dinner! Serve black beans cooked with papaya over rice - perfect for Island cuisine.

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

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

  • 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.

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 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.