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Black beans and rice

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Black beans and rice

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, undrained
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
2 dashes cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon lime juice
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano
3 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 ripe avocado (about 5 ounces), chopped into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup crumbled garlic-herb or plain Feta cheese

Place beans with their liquid in a small saucepan and stir in garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and lime juice. Simmer over medium heat until heated through. In another small saucepan, warm tomatoes over medium heat until heated through. Put 3/4 cup hot rice on each plate and top with one-fourth of the beans and one-fourth of the tomatoes. Sprinkle each serving with one-fourth of the chopped avocado and one-fourth of the cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 369
  Carbohydrate: 60 g
  Protein: 12 g
  Fat: 9 g
  Saturated fat: 3 g
  Sodium: 1,190 mg
  Fiber: 10 g
Exchanges per serving: 3 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat
Carbohydrate choices: 4




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