Mexican Yellow Rice and Black Beans

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

This recipe is adapted from American Diabetes Association cookbook--Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. It is a delicious blending of southwestern flavors that is so simple to prepare.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring the vegetable or chicken stock to a boil; stir in the turmeric and brown rice.
  2. Bring rice to boiling, stir once, lower heat and cook 40 to 45 minutes or until done and liquid has been absorbed, adding more liquid if needed.
  3. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, warming slightly.
  4. To the warmed pan, add the onion, jalapeno, bell peppers, and red pepper flakes; cook for 4 minutes or until beginning to brown on the edges, remove from heat.
  5. Stir the drained beans and cumin into the mixture adding salt to taste.
  6. Let stand covered for 5 minutes; stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
  7. To serve, divide the rice into 4 equal portions and place on individual plates.
  8. Top the rice with bean mixture, sprinkle with cheese and snipped cilantro.
  9. Serve lime wedges on the side to squeeze over all.