Weight Watchers Recipes: Tasty Red Beans and Rice

Rice and Red Beans

Tasty Rice and Beans

Tasty Rice and Beans

  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 3g
  • Points: 7

1 cup white rice, uncooked
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup 96% fat-free ham, cut and cubed
1 ½ cups water
1 can (14 oz) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
¾ cup onion, chopped
¾ cup sliced celery

1. Combine all rice, beans, ham, water, chicken broth, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning and red pepper in a large pot container. Bring it to a boil.
2. Reduce heat temperature to low, cover the pot and let simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until it’s hot.
4. Add the bell pepper, onion and celery.
5. Sauté for 5 minutes in time.
6. Add vegetables to rice mixture and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender.

Tip: If veggie/rice mix becomes dry, add a small amount of water. Add hot pepper sauce/spice if desired.

Serve and enjoy!