Red Beans and Rice

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Rice is nice, but it's terrific when blended with a calorie-smart, spicy tomato-based sauce along with red beans, fresh veggies and kielbasa.

Recipe from Betty Crocker
Red Beans and Rice
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
20 mins
TOTAL TIME
50 mins
by 6  people
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Ingredients
  • 1   tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 3/4  pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1   cup chopped onions (1 large)
  • 1/2  cup chopped green bell pepper (1 small)
  • 1/2  cup chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
  • 1/2  cup chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
  • 2   cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2   dried bay leaves
  • 1   teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1   can Muir Glen® organic stewed tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 1   teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2   cans Progresso® red kidney beans, drained, rinsed (15 ounces each)
  • 1   cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2   cups water
  •  Hot pepper sauce
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Directions
1. 
In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add kielbasa, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic, bay leaves and thyme; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
2. 
Stir in tomatoes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans. Cover; simmer 10 minutes longer.
3. 
Meanwhile, cook rice in water as directed on package. Remove bay leaves from bean mixture. Serve bean mixture over rice. Serve with hot pepper sauce.
Tip:
1. 
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 420, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 63, fiber (g) 9, sugar (g) 7, pro. (g) 22, vit. A (IU) 486, vit. C (mg) 18, sodium (mg) 1140, calcium (mg) 101, iron (mg) 5, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 3, Other Carb () 1, Lean Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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