Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)

Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Rice is nice, but it’s terrific when blended with a calorie-smart, spicy tomato-based sauce along with red beans, fresh veggies and kielbasa.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4
lb smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
cup chopped onions (1 large)
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper (1 small)
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
1/2
cup chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2
dried bay leaves
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic stewed tomatoes
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
2
cans (15 oz each) Progresso® red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
cup uncooked long-grain white rice
2
cups water
Hot pepper sauce
  1. In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add kielbasa, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, bay leaves and thyme; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans. Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer.
  3. Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package. Remove bay leaves from bean mixture. Serve bean mixture over rice. Serve with hot pepper sauce.
Makes 6 servings
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Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 1140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 63g
    • (Dietary Fiber 9g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.