Easy Red Beans and Rice

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
45 MIN

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Cook time:
10 MIN

Silouette of 2 people

8 Servings


Serving Size:
2 Cups


  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, washed, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice


1. Cook brown rice according to package directions.
2. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and green pepper to skillet. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender.
3. Add garlic powder, tomatoes, and kidney beans.
4. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes
5. Serve over cooked brown rice.


  • Try using fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
  • Put mixture inside a whole wheat tortilla with low-fat cheese and wrap tightly to make burritos
  • Serve with your favorite salsa