Spicy Rice, Bean & Cheese Skillet

4.2
(60) 52 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
25
min.
Servings

4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

What's the spicy secret in this rice, bean and cheese skillet? A can of diced tomatoes with green chiles.

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  • Cook and stir peppers and garlic in hot oil in large skillet on medium-high heat 2 to 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Add beans, tomatoes and water; stir. Bring to boil.
  • Add rice; stir. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in cilantro; top with cheese. Let stand, covered, 5 min.

Substitute

Substitute a red pepper or zucchini for the green pepper.

Servings

  • 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 1 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Add spice to your life with this low-calorie meal. As a bonus, the cheese adds a good source of calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 400
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 770mg
Carbohydrate 58g
Dietary fiber 10g
Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
   
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • bluejane12 | Mon, Mar 11 2013 8:26 PM

    This is a good, basic recipe. I added some chopped onion, chili powder and cumin powder. Various spices, vegetables and beans could be used. Guacamole, salsa and sour cream would also be great on top. Whatever you have available, this recipe will turn out great!

  • kileenscott | Wed, Feb 20 2013 7:07 PM

    Loved this recipe. I added a jalepeno pepper, red pepper flakes and cumin for some kick. So good! Will definately make again.

  • descutner2 | Tue, Jan 8 2013 7:50 PM

    I added shredded chicken to this & bam! So good, and sometimes instead of cheese I add light sour cream to my serving. It's like a burrito in a bowl. Served with a side of chips if you like. YUM YUM

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