June 15, 2015

Cuban "Red" Beans and Rice

My husband loves Red Beans and Rice! Have you ever tried it? If so, you would probably wonder how in the world I managed to modify it to a clean eating recipe! Well, look no further! If you want a Cuban style dinner or side dish, here you are!

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
Dash of sea salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 15 oz can of black beans, drained, no salt added
1 and 1/2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1- 1 & 1/2 cups of cooked brown rice
1 lime, juiced

* Optional ground turkey or lean ground beef to make this into an entree

Heat olive oil on medium. Once hot, add the onion and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and stir constantly for one minute. Next, add the spices (and meat if you are adding meat). Stir frequently and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the meat is browned. Add the bell pepper and cook for a couple minutes, until it is softened. Next, add the tomato paste, vinegar, beans, broth, rice, lime juice and a 1/2 cup of water. Stir together to combine and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

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