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Pork-and-Black Bean Power Lunch

You can make this recipe up to two days before serving. Prepare as directed through Step 2; cover and chill overnight. Then take to work and store in a refrigerator until ready to heat as directed.

Southern Living AUGUST 2008

  • Yield: Makes 1 serving
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 (8.8-oz.) pouch ready-to-serve whole grain medley rice*
  • 1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned black beans


1. Remove 3/4 cup rice from ready-to-serve pouch. Reserve remaining rice for another use.

2. Layer rice, beans, pork, and salsa, in this order, in a microwave-safe plastic container.

3. Cover with lid; lift 1 corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir before serving.

*1 (8.8-oz.) package ready-to-serve brown rice may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Uncle Ben's Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown & Wild and Hormel Fully Cooked Pork Roast Au Jus.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes 2 Tbsp. Cuban Salsa Verde.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 405
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 23.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 62.8g
  • Fiber: 10.6g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Iron: 2.8mg
  • Sodium: 820mg
  • Calcium: 73mg

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