Red Beans and Rice


With red kidney beans, rice, cheese and plenty of spices, this recipe makes a nice version of a classic dish. It can be served as a main dish, and is quite good when accompanied by a salad and some crusty bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 (14 ounce) package boil in bag rice

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar picante sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons paprika

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 12 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.

  2. Place the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbly. Drain well and transfer meat to a large pot over low heat. Add the rice, beans, picante sauce, paprika, chili powder and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir well and let simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cheese and let simmer for 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1123 Calories
52g Fat
100g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 1123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 1574mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 12g 44%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 581mg 45%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 507mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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