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Fried Plantains with Skillet Rice and Beans

40 Minutes
10 Min Prep
40 Min Cook
Healthy Living
Elevate dinnertime with our recipe for Fried Plantains with Skillet Rice and Beans. This skillet-simple combo is upgraded by garlic, bacon and peppers.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1/2 cup each chopped onions and green peppers
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups long-grain white rice, uncooked
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, undrained
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 very ripe plantain, peeled, sliced
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Let's Make It
1
Cook bacon in medium skillet on medium heat 3 min. Stir in onions, peppers and garlic; cook 5 min. or until bacon is crisp. Add rice; cook 3 min., stirring constantly.
2
Drain beans; reserving liquid. Place reserved liquid in measuring cup; add enough water to measure 3 cups. Pour over rice; bring to boil. Cover; simmer on low heat 15 min.; add beans. Cook 5 min. or until liquid is absorbed.
3
Meanwhile, heat dressing in medium skillet. Add plantains; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown. Serve plantains over rice mixture.
Kitchen Tips
Food Facts
Bananas and plantains are not interchangeable. While they are close relatives, plantains are usually cooked before they are eaten.
Size Wise
Pick the smaller plate. You will eat less if you see less. Smaller plates help you with portion control.
Food Facts
Plantains are a versatile food. As a plantain ripens, its high starch content changes to sugar. Plantains are good at any stage; it just depends on what you are cooking with them. Plantains are part or the banana family, but are bigger, less sweet and need to be cooked before they are eaten. Plantains also keep their shape when cooked, unlike bananas, which get mushy. Green or "unripe" plantains are starchy vegetables and are used in soups, stews, boiled and mashed. Plantains are ripe when the skin is mostly yellow with a few black speckles. In this stage of ripeness, plantains have lost some of its starch and have become slightly sweet. Ripe plantains are usually fried but can be boiled and baked as well.
Nutrition
Calories
150
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 360mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 24g
9%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 6g
12%
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings, 3/4 cup each
* 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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