Red beans and rice, an emblematic dishof Louisiana Creole cuisine. This healthier version uses reduced-fat,smoked turkey sausage.
Recipe: Red Beans and Rice
8 ounces reduced-fat smoked turkey sausage,sliced
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups chopped green peppers
1 1/2 cups sliced celery
1/2 cup sliced green onions and tops
1/2 to 1 jalapeño chili
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
2 (15-ounce) cans Red or Kidney beans, rinsed, drained or 3 cupscooked
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 to 4 dashes red pepper sauce
Cayenne and black pepper
4 cups cooked rice, warm
Makes 6 main dish servings.
Tip: Beans suggestions are Red, Kidneyand Pink beans.
Nutrient Information: Per serving: Calories375; Fat 1g; % Calories from Fat 9; Carbohydrate 69g; Folate35mcg; Sodium 730mg; Protein 24g; Dietary Fiber 11g; Cholesterol24mg
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the American Dry Bean Board.
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