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  • Serves: 12 servings

South of the Border Beans And Rice

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Category: Side Dishes, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------BEANS-----------------------------------
  • 2 c Dried pinto beans
  • 1/2 md Onion; chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 8 Cops cold water
  • Salt
  • 1 ts Canola oil
  • 3 Cloves garlic; chopped


1 sm Onion; chopped
1 Jalapeno pepper; seeded and
2 md Tomatoes; peeled and seeded
2 Cloves garlic
2 c Long-grain white rice
1 ts Vegetable oil
4 c Low-sodium broth
1 c Fresh or frozen peas
1 tb Chopped fresh cilantro

Remove any stones from the beans and rinse them thoroughly. Soak them
overnight. Put the beans into a large pot with the onion, bay leaves, and
water. Bring the water to a simmer and cook 1+1/2 to 3 hours until the
beans are tender, adding water to the pot as needed. Season to taste with
salt and cook until the beans are very soft. Remove the pot from the heat
and discard the bay leaves. Strain off any remaining liquid and set aside.

In a medium, non-stick skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the
garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add 1/2 cup of the cooked
beans to the skillet and mash them with a wooden spoon. Gradually stir in
some liquid from the bean pot and cook until it is a thick paste. Stir the
bean garlic mixture back into the pot and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Set

For the rice, puree in a food processor or blender onion, jalapeno,
tomatoes and garlic. In a medium nonstick saucepan warm the oil over
moderate heat. Add the rice and stir until it has a light golden color.
Stir in the vegetable puree and cook until the moisture has been absorbed.
Pour in the broth and season it lightly with salt. Stir in the peas and
bring the liquid to a simmer. Reduce the heat to very low, and cover. Cook
until the rice is tender and the broth is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle cilantro over the top of the rice and serve topped with the beans.
Each of the 12 servings contains 270 calories and 3 grams of fat (10%)

Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research

Notes: "Rice and beans together make a great side dish to any Mexican meal.
Both red beans and pinto beans work well. Add vegetables such as red and
green peppers, onions, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, garlic and green
peas-whatever your family likes."

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