Cuban Style Red Beans and Rice

Most of the time when people talk about red beans and rice, the Cajun version is what comes to mind, at least for me. The flavors of this Cuban version are unique and amazing.  Not your standard red beans and rice!  You can adjust the heat by choosing mild, regular or hot Ro-Tel tomatoes and adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper.  The addition of cilantro and the hint of lime are perfect.  I’m thankful that I have a family that enjoys the adventurous recipes that roll across our table.  This one is a keeper.    ~Kathy

1 c. bell pepper (any color), chopped

½ c. onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 (16 oz.) cans light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Ro-tel), undrained

1 c. broth (vegetable or fat free chicken broth, water will also work)

1 tsp. salt

1 ¼ tsp. cumin

¾ tsp. oregano

¼ tsp. black pepper

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

1/3 c. cilantro, chopped

2 T. fresh lime juice

3 c. hot, cooked rice; for serving

Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, beans, tomatoes, broth and seasonings to the pot of a slow-cooker; stir well.

Cover and cook on low 4 hours.  Add cilantro and squeeze in lime juice.  Serve over rice.

Cuban Style Red Beans and Rice

Cuban Style Red Beans and Rice

    Ingredients
  • ~ 1 c. bell pepper (any color), chopped
  • ~ ½ c. onion, chopped
  • ~ 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ~ 2 (16 oz.) cans light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ~ 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Ro-Tel), undrained
  • ~ 1 c. broth (vegetable or fat free chicken broth, water will also work)
  • ~ 1 tsp. salt
  • ~ 1 ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ~ ¾ tsp. oregano
  • ~ ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ~ ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ~ 1/3 c. cilantro, chopped
  • ~ 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • ~ 3 c. hot, cooked rice
  1. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, beans, tomatoes, broth and seasonings to the pot of a slow-cooker; stir well.
  2. Cover and cook on low 4 hours.
  3. Add cilantro and squeeze in lime juice.

WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 4 main-dish servings or 6 side-dish servings. Each serving is zero SmartPoints. Don't forget to track points for your desired serving of rice.

https://foursistersdish.com/2019/02/04/cuban-style-red-beans-and-rice/

 

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