Spicy Black Beans and Rice

Spicy Black Beans and Rice

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Rice and beans take a flavor leap forward with garlic and oregano for zip and—to dress things up—diced red bell pepper.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

12

servings

2
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
4
cups water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic (3 to 4 medium cloves)
3
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cans (15 oz each) Progresso® black beans, undrained
1/4
cup diced red bell pepper
  1. Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in beans; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors. Serve over rice; sprinkle with bell pepper.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Recipe Fact
Beans and rice is a popular combination in Latin American, South American and Caribbean cuisines. Sometimes beans and rice is a mild accompaniment to a spicy dish, but this recipe is a spicy one.
Ingredient Substitution
Red beans or kidney beans can be used in place of the black beans in this recipe.
Kitchen Tip
If you are wary of spicy food, start by cooking only 1/2 teaspoon of the red pepper flakes with the rest of the seasonings. Continue with the recipe as directed. After adding the beans, simmer for 5 minutes and taste. Season to taste with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes as desired.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 25),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 590mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 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:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.