1 cup white rice, uncooked
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup 96% fat-free ham, cubed
1 ½ cups water
1 can (14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup tomato paste
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
¾ cup onion, chopped
¾ cup sliced celery
Step 1. Combine rice, beans, ham, water, chicken broth, tomato paste, Cajun seasoning and red pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil.
Step 2. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Step 3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat until hot.
Step 4. Add bell pepper, onion and celery.
Step 5. Sauté for 5 minutes.
Step 6. Add vegetables to rice mixture and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender.
And here’s a tip: If the vegetable/rice mixture should become dry, add a small amount of water. And add a little hot pepper sauce if you’re hankerin’ for something a little more spicey. Enjoy!
This should make 4 servings. Per Serving:
Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 611 mg
Carbohydrates: 66 g
Protein: 17 g