Red Bean and Rice Cakes

Make a meatless main dish that's high on flavor and fiber. Chili powder, cumin, cayenne and salsa elevate the flavor, while cereal adds crunch and fiber.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1/2
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
cup water
1
cup Fiber One™ original bran cereal
2
cans (15 oz each) Progresso™ dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup diced green bell pepper
1
egg or 2 egg whites, beaten
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salad greens, if desired
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  • 2 In large bowl, place beans; mash with potato masher or fork. Stir in onion, bell pepper, cooked rice, egg, chili powder, cumin, red pepper and 2 tablespoons of the cereal. Shape into 8 patties; coat patties completely with remaining cereal.
  • 3 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook 4 patties in skillet over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until brown. Remove patties from skillet. Cover and keep warm while cooking remaining patties.
  • 4 Serve patties on salad greens; top with salsa.

Expert Tips

Cumin is the dried fruit of a plant in the parsley family. Store it in a cool, dark place.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.