New Orleans Red Beans & Rice

New Orleans Red Beans & Rice


[typical values per 100g]:

Calories: 582.7

Protein: 33.7 g

Carbohydrates: 87.2 g

Sugars: 7.7 g

Fat: 15.2 g

Saturated Fat: 1.9 g

Fiber: 13.7 g

Sodium: 737.7 mg

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 1

Storage Info: N/A

1. Prepare rice according to package directions; keep warm.

2. Dice onion, celery and bell pepper.

3. About 10 minutes before rice is ready, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring, until onion is lightly browned and tender, about 3 minutes.

5. Cut vegetarian sausage into bite-sized pieces.

6. Drain and rinse the beans. Place 2 Tablespoon of the beans in a small bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher.

7. Add the mashed and whole beans, vegetarian sausage, ¼ cup of water, celery, bell pepper, cayenne and salt to the skillet.

8. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened into a gravy and vegetables are crisp-tender, about 6 minutes.

9. Place cooked rice in a bowl and top with beans.

10. Toss greens with halved tomatoes. Top with croutons and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy with rice and beans.


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¼ cup brown rice, uncooked

¼ onion, yellow

½ celery stalk, medium

¼ bell pepper, green, medium

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ tsp garlic, chopped

1 vegetarian sausage, Italian

½ cup kidney beans (cooked from dry or canned without salt)

⅛ tsp cayenne pepper, ground

⅛ tsp salt

1 cup mixed salad greens

¼ cup tomatoes, cherry

2 tbsp croutons, plain, dry

2½ tsp salad dressing, low-fat, any flavor