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Red Beans and Rice

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup bean mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 6 ounces low-fat smoked sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 (16-ounce) cans red beans, drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (6-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups cooked long-grain rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 15.9 g
  • carbohydrate 59.2 g
  • fiber 5.7 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 448 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Coat a Dutch oven with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat until hot. Add sausage and next 3 ingredients; sauté until tender.

  2. Add beans and next 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove and discard bay leaf. To serve, spoon bean mixture evenly over rice.

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