Elevate dinnertime with our recipe for Fried Plantains with Skillet Rice and Beans. This skillet-simple combo is upgraded by garlic, bacon and peppers.
What You Need
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
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.
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.
Meanwhile, heat dressing in medium skillet. Add plantains; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown. Serve plantains over rice mixture.
Bananas and plantains are not interchangeable. While they are close relatives, plantains are usually cooked before they are eaten.
Pick the smaller plate. You will eat less if you see less. Smaller plates help you with portion control.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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.