Lighter Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Lighter Cajun Red Beans and Rice created by FLKeysJen

Entered for safe-keeping. From Evelyn Tribole's "More Healthier Homestyle Cooking". Calories, fat and cholesterol were reduced by eliminating oil and sausage, and using more bell peppers. Fiber was increased by using more bell peppers and using brown rice instead of white rice. (Personal note: use a good-quality brown rice such as Texmati basmati, so you'll enjoy the taste of the brown rice and won't miss the white rice.) Capsicum are the same as bell peppers; I included both to enhance search options internationally.

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  • Cook the rice according to the package directions. (I allowed 50 minutes of cooking time, which allows plenty of time to do the advance preparation of the vegetables.).
  • Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and warm over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Stir in the beans, tomato sauce, bell peppers (or capsicum), oregano, thyme, and hot pepper sauce.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until the flavors are blended.
  • Serve the beans over the rice.
  • Garnish with the chopped chives or scallions.
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"Entered for safe-keeping. From Evelyn Tribole's "More Healthier Homestyle Cooking". Calories, fat and cholesterol were reduced by eliminating oil and sausage, and using more bell peppers. Fiber was increased by using more bell peppers and using brown rice instead of white rice. (Personal note: use a good-quality brown rice such as Texmati basmati, so you'll enjoy the taste of the brown rice and won't miss the white rice.) Capsicum are the same as bell peppers; I included both to enhance search options internationally."

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  1. LifeIsGood
    A nice combination and very easy to make! We enjoyed this rice and bean combination with some salmon. It seemed to be lacking in a little something flavor-wise, so I will play around with seasonings next time. Thank you! Made for Susie's World Tour 2018 - Cajun/Creole.
  2. FLKeysJen
    Very good (although I did miss the sausage). Based on another review, I used lots of creole seasoning instead of the oregano and thyme. Great weeknight meal!
  3. FLKeysJen
    Very good (although I did miss the sausage). Based on another review, I used lots of creole seasoning instead of the oregano and thyme. Great weeknight meal!
  4. FLKeysJen
    Lighter Cajun Red Beans and Rice Created by FLKeysJen
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    Lighter Cajun Red Beans and Rice Created by Debbie R.
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