Spanish Style Beans and Rice Recipe

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This vegan adaptation of traditional Spanish Style Beans and Rice is a nice light dish. Plate it with some fresh fruit slices for added color and flavor and you have a lovely, healthy dinner. If you choose to go more traditional, simply hard boil, peel and dice 2 eggs as a topping garnish and add it prior to serving.

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Servings: 4


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  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups quick-cook brown rice, cooked (Success boil-in-the-bag works great)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 medium mineola oranges, peeled and wedged (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the sea salt, peppers and onion and sautéfor about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the pre-cooked brown rice and the cumin and paprika. Cook for 3 minutes then stir in the black beans. Allow to cook until heated through; about 5 minutes.
  4. Plate to a serving dish ringed with orange slices or the fruit of your choice.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 160g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 399  
Calories from Fat 76 19%
Total Fat 8.7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.35g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Potassium 1517mg 43%
Total Carbs 62.44g 17%
Dietary Fiber 15.7g 52%
Sugars 4.3g 3%
Protein 20.75g 33%


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