Hearty Healthy Red Beans and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy hearty healthy red beans and rice recipe? Learn how to make hearty healthy red beans and rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by blazedancer

Makes 12 servings



Adding potatoes and carrots to the standard red beans and rice, makes a hearty, well balanced meal. I divide my servings into approx. 1 cup servings.

Recipe Ingredients for hearty healthy red beans and rice

3 cloves garlic
1 medium yellow onion
3 leeks
1 medium green pepper
2 medium white potatoes
1 cup carrots
31 ounce kidney beans
4 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups cooked brown rice

Recipe Directions for hearty healthy red beans and rice

Heat a small amount of the broth in the crock pot on high setting. Using a garlic press, crush garlic cloves directly into crock pot. Stir and allow to simmer while chopping remaining vegetables. Chop onion into large chunks, as for a stew and stew into crock pot. Slice white ends of the leeks into 1/4" rounds, discarding green tops and stir into crock pot. Chop green pepper into large chunks and stir into crock pot. Chop potatoes into eight pieces each, leaving skins on. Add potatoes, carrots, beans broth, chili powder, salt and pepper to crock pot. Stir all the ingredients together well. Cover and cook until potatoes are done, 3 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low. Serve red beans over a bed of rice accompanied with Tabasco sauce, if desired.
Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 288.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
482
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.8g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
479mg
20%
Potassium
1452mg
41%
Total Carbohydrates
92.9g
31%
Dietary Fiber
14.8g
59%
Sugars
4.2g
Protein
23.0g
Vitamin A 43% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 11% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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