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Rice with Beans and Sweet Plantain

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

1
tablespoon oil
1
clove garlic, minced
2
cups rice
1/2
cup of red beans
1/2
cup Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
1
cup beef cubes (optional)
4
cups water
1
pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
1
ripe plantain

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
351.2
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3.0g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
2%
Sodium
486.2mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
72.1g
24%
Dietary Fiber
4.9g
19%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
8.3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
10.60%
11%
Calcium
3.50%
4%
Iron
11.70%
12%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

You can use black beans instead of red.

To add an extra Latin touch, add finely chopped cilantro just before serving.

Directions

  • 1 If you're going to add meat to this dish, add oil to a pot and brown the meat with the garlic.
  • 2 Now add the rice, beans, tomato sauce and finally, the water. Season with turmeric and salt.
  • 3 Cover the pot and let the rice cook at low heat.
  • 4 In the meantime, peel the plantain and cut into small cubes.
  • 5 Sauté the pieces of plantain until they've nice and tender. Remove from the oil and use paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  • 6 Once the rice is ready, add the plantains and mix well.
  • 7 Serve immediately.

If you are looking to give your Thanksgiving dinner a traditional Latin touch, rice with beans and sweet plantains are your best bet. It's a dish that captures the essence of the Latin kitchen and combines perfectly with the traditional turkey. Best of all, this dish can be prepared in the blink of an eye, leaving you plenty of time to prepare the rest of your menu and be the wonderful hostess you are. Dare to give your Thanksgiving a little more sazón?

Rate and Comment

Cristina Duffy Cristina Duffy
September 28, 2015

If you are looking to give your Thanksgiving dinner a traditional Latin touch, rice with beans and sweet plantains are your best bet. It's a dish that captures the essence of the Latin kitchen and combines perfectly with the traditional turkey. Best of all, this dish can be prepared in the blink of an eye, leaving you plenty of time to prepare the rest of your menu and be the wonderful hostess you are. Dare to give your Thanksgiving a little more sazón?