Red Beans and Rice
Recipe from Betty Crocker

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.



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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
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Ingredients
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    1   tablespoon 
    olive or vegetable oil
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    3/4  pound 
    smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
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    1   cup 
    chopped onions (1 large)
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped green bell pepper (1 small)
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped red bell pepper (1 small)
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped celery (1 medium stalk)
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    2   
    cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
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    2   
    dried bay leaves
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    1   teaspoon 
    dried thyme leaves
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    1   can 
    Muir Glen® organic stewed tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
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    1   teaspoon 
    seasoned salt
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    2   cans 
    Progresso® red kidney beans, drained, rinsed (15 ounces each)
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    1   cup 
    uncooked long-grain white rice
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    2   cups 
    water
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    Hot pepper sauce

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.
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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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