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Cheesy Rice and Beans Recipe

Cheesy Rice and Beans

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Servings: 4 

Estimated Total Preparation Time: 1 hour

Bump up the nutritional value of this traditional dish by using healthy brown rice and black beans, and give it some tang with Manchego cheese and sambal olek—a mixture of chiles, brown sugar, and salt found in the Asian section of many supermarkets.

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 527

Total Protein per Serving: 17 grams

Total Carbs per Serving: 56 grams

Total Fat per Serving: 27 grams

Saturated Fat per Serving: 8 grams

Total Fiber per Serving: 9 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup short grain brown rice

2 cups water

4 tbsp canola oil

1 can (14 oz) black beans

1 ¼ cups grated Manchego cheese (can substitute Pecorino Romano or any aged Pecorino)

¾ tsp sambal olek (can substitute hot sauce of choice, if desired) or more, to taste

2/3 cup quartered cherry tomato


Prepare brown rice per the instructions on the manufacturer’s package. Set aside and leave covered.

Drain and rinse black beans. Grate Manchego cheese with a box grater or microplane. Cut cherry tomatoes into quarters and set aside.

Put canola oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add brown rice, black beans, Manchego cheese, and sambal olek. Stir occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes. Toss to warm tomatoes (not to cook them).

Serve equal portions in four bowls.


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