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Red Bean and Rice Cakes

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Red Bean and Rice Cakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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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.
Updated Jul 9, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cumin is the dried fruit of a plant in the parsley family. Store it in a cool, dark place.

Nutrition

210 Calories, 1 1/2g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
15
Total Fat
1 1/2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
10g
41%
Sugars
2g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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