• prep: 5 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 15 min
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  • Summary

    Very Veggie Rice and Beans – EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and amps up rice and beans with an abundance of vegetables!! Healthy, Mexican-inspired food that tastes like comfort food and keeps you satisfied for hours!!

    Ingredients

    • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 large sweet Vidalia onion, diced small
    • 1 large red bell pepper, diced small
    • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
    • 1 to 1/2 cups corn (I used frozen and added it straight from the freezer)
    • 1 cup peas (I used frozen and added it straight from the freezer)
    • one 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (I use no-salt added)
    • one 8-ounce package precooked white rice (another cooked rice may be substituted)
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
    • pinch cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
    • 2 to 3 green onions, sliced into thin rounds
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely minced
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 5
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 117 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.94%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.75%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 427 mg 17.78%
    • Calcium: 16 mg 1.55%
    • Potassium: 58 mg 1.65%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 6.13%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.44%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 62.29%
    • Vitamin C 7.88%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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