Red Beans and Rice

Smoky, hot chipotle sauce gives this dish robust flavor. Substitute tomato sauce and a dash of chile powder, if you prefer. Notes Start this dish on a weekend morning and you'll have lunch waiting for you. But don't keep the beans and rice simmering all day, as the consistency will suffer. Converted rice is sometimes recommended in slow cooker recipes since the grains do not clump together as much as they do with regular rice. You can, however, use regular white rice if you prefer.

Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

230

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

230

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    spray(s) cooking spray, garlic-flavored

  • 1

    small onion(s), chopped

  • 1

    clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced

  • 1/2

    cup(s) uncooked white rice, converted-variety recommended

  • 1 1/2

    cup(s) fat-free chicken broth

  • 14 1/2

    oz canned tomato puree, roasted-variety

  • 15

    oz canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2

    slice(s) reduced-fat cooked crisp bacon, crumbled

  • 2

    Tbsp canned chipotle sauce

  • 1/2

    tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2

    tsp table salt

  • 1/4

    tsp black pepper

  • 1

    Tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped

  • 1

    Tbsp scallion(s), chopped (green part only)

Directions

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic to skillet and saute until slightly softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Meanwhile, place rice, broth, tomato puree, beans, bacon, chipotle sauce, oregano, salt and pepper in a 3- to 4-quart slow cooker; add sauteed vegetables. Cover and cook on low setting for 3 1/2 hours; stir in cilantro and scallion just before serving. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

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