*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        RED BEANS & RICE (USA RICE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       ts           Vegetable oil
    4       oz           Low-salt diced ham
                         -- (optional)
    1       c            Diced onion
      1/2   c            Diced green bell pepper
      1/2   c            Diced celery
    2       ts           Minced garlic
    1       t            -Minced jalapeno pepper
                         -OR up to...
    3       ts           Minced jalapeno pepper
    8       oz           Canned red kidney beans
                         -- rinsed and drained
      1/2   c            Tomato juice
                         -OR- mixed vegetable juice
      1/2   ts           Dried oregano
    2       c            Cooked white rice -- hot
    2       tb           Chopped scallions
    2       tb           Minced parsley
 
   “A lightening-quick version of the classic, this cooks
   in the time it takes to boil the rice.  Hot sauce,
   please?”
   
   In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium
   heat; add ham (if using), onion, bell pepper, celery,
   garlic and jalapeno pepper.  Cook, stirring
   constantly, until vegetables are soft, about 5
   minutes.  Add beans, tomato juice, oregano and 1/4 cup
   of water.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and
   simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
   
   Spoon bean mixture over hot cooked rice, sprinkle with
   scallions and parsley to garnish, and serve.
   
   Each serving (generous 1/2 cup bean mixture with ham
   and 1/2 cup rice) provides: * 1/2 FA, 1-1/4 V, 2 P, 1 B
   
   Per serving (with ham): * 281 cal, 14 g pro, 47 g car
   * 4 g fat: 2 g poly, 1 g mono, 1 g sat * 480 mg sod,
   14 mg chol
   
   Each serving (1/2 cup) without ham provides: * 1/2 FA,
   1-1/4 V, 1 P, 1 B
   
   Per serving (without ham): * 250 cal, 9 g pro, 46 g
   car * 3 g fat: 2 g poly, 1 g mono, 0 g sat * 247 mg
   sod, 0 mg chol
   
   Source: Wonderful World of Walnuts & Rice (Weight
   Watchers Magazine in association with The Rice Council
   and The Walnut Marketing Board)
   
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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