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Spicy Beans with Coconut Milk

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 37 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
The reader enjoys this dish spicy and tangy, but feel free to adjust the curry paste and lime juice to your liking. Spicy beans with coconut milk is an excellent source of fiber--you need at least 25 grams per day.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups hot cooked basmati or long-grain rice
  • Toppings: 2 green onions, chopped; 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 335
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 4.2 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 0.2 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 64 g
  • fiber 11 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 495 mg
  • calcium 40 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sauté chopped onion in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add red curry paste; sauté 1 minute. Stir in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, coconut milk, and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Serve over basmati rice, and sprinkle with toppings, if desired.

  2. Note: Red curry paste may be found in the Asian section of large supermarkets or in Asian markets.