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Rating: 4.22 stars
186 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5

Good rice, beans, and tomato dish that takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, cook and stir onion in oil until tender and translucent, but not brown. Add tomatoes, beans, oregano and garlic powder. Bring to boil. Stir in rice, return mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, and cover.

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  • Let mixture simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 2g; sodium 114mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (142)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2005
I liked this recipe because it is high in fiber and protein and low in fat. I made a few changes. I used brown rice because it is healthier and cooked it seperately in low sodium, fat free chicken broth. To the broth I added cumin, tumeric, garlic powder and onion salt to flavor the rice as it cooked. In another pot, I sauteed sweet onion and garlic in 1 tbs of olive oil. After veggies became translucent, I added 1 (10 oz) can of tomatoes and green chilis and 1 (15oz) can of drained black beans and heated through. After rice was cooked, I tossed the bean/tomato mixture in with the brown rice and added a splash of lime juice. As condiments, you may want to add a dollop of low fat sour cream and/or low fat cheddar cheese. Very tasty and healthy meal. Deb, Georgia Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2003
I can only best describe as a "metallic tinny" flavor. I don't think using the liquid from the beans was a very good idea. It tasted too much like the can and overwhelmed the few spices / flavors in this. Read More
(32)
186 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 88
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2005
I liked this recipe because it is high in fiber and protein and low in fat. I made a few changes. I used brown rice because it is healthier and cooked it seperately in low sodium, fat free chicken broth. To the broth I added cumin, tumeric, garlic powder and onion salt to flavor the rice as it cooked. In another pot, I sauteed sweet onion and garlic in 1 tbs of olive oil. After veggies became translucent, I added 1 (10 oz) can of tomatoes and green chilis and 1 (15oz) can of drained black beans and heated through. After rice was cooked, I tossed the bean/tomato mixture in with the brown rice and added a splash of lime juice. As condiments, you may want to add a dollop of low fat sour cream and/or low fat cheddar cheese. Very tasty and healthy meal. Deb, Georgia Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2003
I have a very similar version of this recipe. The one I used called for draining & rinsing the beans, adding 2 minced garlic cloves (instead of garlic powder), adding 2/3 cup water & using 1 and a half cups of instant brown rice (instead of one cup white rice). Instead of stewed tomatoes, I used diced tomatoes & just added some garlic powder, onion powder & basil. This last time I added a dash of cayenne too & a little leftover slivered cooked chicken. It's fine meatless though. It's a nice meal to make when you don't have something defrosted & want something quick, easy & nutritious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2004
Quick and Yummy! I adopted different suggestions and made my own delicious beans. I did not add rice but cooked rice separately and served the rice with the beans on the side. For the beans I thoughly drained and rinsed the beans to get rid of the tin taste. I used 1/2 of a very large fresh vine-riped tomato 1/4 of a green pepper 1/2 onion 1 clove minced garlic. All veggies were finely chopped except for tomatoes which were bigger. I used extra virgin olive oli to saute the garlic and onion. I then added green peppers and tomatoes with salt and fresh ground pepper. I added black beans a bit of water and chopped 1 slice of ham (omit if you're vegetarian). I used basil oregano paprika and cayenne for flavor. I ended up adding about 1/2 cup of water. add more water if you want. I let it simmer for about 5 min. in low heat. I'm eating it right now with a bowl of rice some sliced avocado cheese and fresh tomatoes. Oh my god it tastes so good!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2003
Instead of using instant rice I prepared regular rice then I also added cooked and chopped chicken breasts to make this into a full meal. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/15/2003
I can only best describe as a "metallic tinny" flavor. I don't think using the liquid from the beans was a very good idea. It tasted too much like the can and overwhelmed the few spices / flavors in this. Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2007
This was pretty tasty...but I REALLY doctored it up. I added a can of corn to the recipe. And also used brown rice b/c it's so much better for you. I added chili powder garlic salt and used green onions instead of cooking onions. Needed salt. Also I cooked rice in broth so it did have extra flavor. But w/ the corn and tomatoes it was a pretty dish. I topped it with a grilled chipotle chicken breast (covered in low fat melted cheddar and low fat sour cream) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2003
very delicious! I made these for a dinner with a vegetarian friend and she loved it! I served them with warm tortillas. very very good reheated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Tasty! It was a little dry so I added about a cup of water while it was cooking. I had to sub brown rice for the white (didn't have white). I served it with hot sauce and my sister & brother-in-law LOVED it! Thanks Rebecca! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2003
Surprisingly good for such a simple dish. With a bit of cheese on top while nice and hot -- delicious. I added a bit of cayenne pepper and onion powder to it as well. Will be making it often with variations because it's so good-for-you. Read More
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