Easy Cheesy Red Beans and Rice

"Quick and easy vegetarian meal"
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  • In large skillet heat oil on medium heat. Add green peppers, onions and garlic. Cook until tender.
  • Add salt, pepper, bayleaf, diced tomatoes and beans. Simmer 20 minutes on low.
  • Remove bay leaf, mash about 1/2 of the beans and tomatoes.
  • Add rice, stir until combined.
  • Sprinkle on cheddar cheese, cover and allow to cook on low until cheese is melted.

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  1. Great, easy recipe and makes a ton! And I loved that it uses brown rice and you can't tell. I used 2 cans of red beans (1 drained), and regular diced tomatoes. Thanks for the keeper!
  2. super hearty and delicious!!! used 2 cans of beans and red peppers instead of green--- so yummy!
  3. Really good - everyone loved this! I used red peppers and doubled the recipe so we'd have leftovers.
  4. As promised, this was definitely quick and easy! It tasted great. I omitted the salt and used kidney beans and a can of Rotel for the tomatoes. It had a nice little zip and good flavors. Thanks for sharing! ~PAC Spring '10~
  5. I really changed this too much, I think, for it to be the same recipe, but 5 stars for the great idea! I subbed based on what was in the house for a quick dinner. Left out the green pepper, used black beans that were drained and rinsed, and to get the liquid back I added a can of cream of celery soup while it simmered. Had a 10 oz can of tomatoes with green chilies so I used that instead of the chili ready tomatoes and added chili powder, cumin, and a touch of thyme. Also added about a cup of frozen corn kernels and about half a pound of smoked sausage to please my meat eater husband. Like I said, lots of changes, but I wouldn't have even had a base idea of how to make this without your recipe, so thanks! This took 50 minutes from start to finish, including the time to cook the rice, so a really simple, quick, easy dinner.


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