Arroz con Frijoles
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Arroz con Frijoles

Submitted by: Myeisha Coggins

Prep Time: 7 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 7

This is a great carbohydrate dish that I usually make with boiled chicken. Yum. :] *Each serving is about .5 carb.


    1/2 med. onion

    1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

    2 tbsp. red bell pepper

    2 tbsp. green bell pepper

    1/2 c. cannellini beans

    1/2 c. black beans, cooked or canned, organic

    1 c. brown rice

    1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning

    1 lime

    sea salt & black pepper to taste

    1 ground sausage


First, we get started on the rice. I've found a great way to make rice perfectly, without making it mushy or too chewy. Here is what I found:

"Put brown rice and water together in a pot with a lid. Use the ratio of 1.5 cups water to 1 cup rice.
Set the heat to maximum, and bring the rice/water to a boil uncovered. Then put the lid on the pot, and reduce the heat to low/simmer. If your lid has a steam valve, keep it closed. Let the rice simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the rice sit in the covered pot for another 10 minutes. It’s OK if you let the rice sit longer than 10 minutes (20 or 30 minutes is fine too), but don’t let it go any less. I prefer my rice to be slightly chewy, not mushy, so I usually remove the lid after 10 minutes. Eat and enjoy. Be careful when you remove the lid, since a lot of steam may escape when you do."

Don't forget to RINSE the rice first. Also, it's important, while it is simmering, to keep watching it to make sure it doesn't burn. Add a bit of water if there is certainly no more water left if it isn't done cooking.

Alright. When that is done, chop up half an onion, and a handful of red and green bell pepper, which should, together, make up one serving of a carbohydrate. I used canned beans that don't have anything except the bean itself, maybe water and salt. Rinse the beans thoroughly, and place 1/2 cup of each in a bowl.

In a skillet, preferably a bit deep, put a tablespoon of oil and turn the heat on medium. Cook the onion until soft. When that is done, add the bell pepper. If you would like crunch on that bell pepper, cook it lightly. Otherwise, make sure it is cooked really soft. (Don't let it burn).

Now you can add the beans. I like to cook these for about five minutes to let them heat through well before adding the rice. Once you've cooked it all to your liking, not too long, add the rice. Add the seasonings, now and tons of lime juice.

Cook for one minute on low to bring the flavors together. You're pretty much done after that. :] I like chicken drums or turkey with this dish, which might take long, but its definitely worth it. I add some of the same seasonings to the chicken and i also but a bunch of lime on it while it cooks. I bake the chicken or boil it with celery, onion and seasonings. When I get a legitimate recipe, I might come back and add it on beyonddiet. :D

Hope you like it. If you try it, let me know how it went below in comments. :D