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Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)

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Red Beans and Rice (Makeover)
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6
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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.
Updated Sep 9, 2016

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    A peachy dessert is a great way to end this meal. Select your favorite from the Desserts section on this site.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
80
Trans Fat
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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