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Western Beans and Rice

Low Calorie Recipe

Western beans and rice with onions, celery, and garlic cooked crisp-tender. Add chili powder and hot pepper sauce.

Western Beans and Rice


1 cup long-grain white rice - uncooked
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
15 ounce can pinto beans, canned, drained and washed
8 ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspooon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Recipe Directions

Prepare rice according to package directions. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add pinto beans, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, chili powder, and hot pepper sauce. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories: 206; Fat: 1g; Protein: 6g; Carbohydrate: 41g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 319

Calories from Fat:  6-percent

Did you know?

Scientists in Sri Lanka have figured out that cooking rice with oil, then cooling it, may slash calories by up to half. The cooling process, along with fat from the oil, boosts rice's resistant starch, an indigestible carb.

Try it at home: Add 1 teaspoon healthy oil to the cooking water for every 1/2-cup uncooked rice. Cook, chill overnight, and you have rice that tastes just like rice but has fewer storable calories!