Appetizers & Side Dishes

Cheesy Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 15 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 379
1645 Cheesy Red Beans and Rice
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Servings
4
Calories
379

This filling  dish is simple to prepare and offers a great option for Meatless Mondays. Use Sargento® Colby Jack cheese and opt for brown rice for increased micronutrients and fiber.

Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 red or green bell pepper (or 1/2 of each), diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 or 16 oz.) red beans or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce or more to taste
  • 2 pouches (8.8 to 10 oz.) fully cooked brown or brown and wild rice*
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme or parsley (optional)
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Add tomatoes; bring to boil. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add beans and pepper sauce; cook 4 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 cup cheese; transfer to serving plates. Top with bean mixture and remaining cheese. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Serving Size: (378g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14 grams
Saturated Fat 7.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 4.8 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 grams
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total Carbohydrates 42 grams
Dietary Fiber 10 grams
Protein 24 grams
Vitamin A 88RE
Vitamin C 61mg 102%
Calcium 503mg 50%
Iron 3mg 17%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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