Healthy Recipes

Red Beans and Rice With Sausage
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Long-grain white rice ½ cup
Cooking spray
Cooked andouille sausage, diced 3 ounces
Red bell pepper, diced ½
White onion, diced ¼
Cajun seasoning ¼-1 teaspoon (depending on taste)
Dried thyme ½ teaspoon
Dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed ½ (16-ounce) can
Parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons


Directions
  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting fat and salt.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 3 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer sausage to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add bell pepper, onion, Cajun seasoning, and thyme to pan, and saute 3 minutes, or until onions are tender. Stir in sausage, beans, and parsley, and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir sausage mixture together with cooked rice and serve.

Exchanges
3 starches; 1.5 high fat meat; 1 starch, 0.5 vegetable

Side Suggestions: Tossed Salad


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 390
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 835 mg
Total Carbohydrate 62 g
Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
Protein 20 g
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