Black Beans and Rice

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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

A yummy Caribbean favorite that is cholesterol free and made with very little added fat.

Ingredients: 

1 pound dry black beans
7 cups water
1 chopped medium green pepper
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice
6 cups cooked rice (in unsalted water)
1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimento, drained
1 lemon

Directions: 

  1. Remove bad beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.
  2. In large soup pot add beans, water, green pepper, onion, oil, bay leaves, garlic, and salt. Cover and boil 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat, cover with lid and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until beans are soft. Stir and add water as needed.
  4. Remove about 1/3 of the beans, mash and return to pot. Stir and heat.
  5. Remove bay leaves and add vinegar or lemon juice when ready to eat.
  6. Serve over rice. Add sliced pimento and lemon wedges.

Servings: 

Yield: 6 servings. Serving Size: 8 oz.

Prep and cook time: 

Prep time: 5 mins. Cook time: 4 hours.

Nutritional Information: 

Calories: 561, total fat: 4g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 0mg, sodium: 193mg