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Creole Beans and Rice

Prep Time:20 min
Cook Time:20 min
Yield:8 servings


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco┬« Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 (15.5 oz.) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. 1.
    DRAIN tomatoes, reserving liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 2 cups. Pour into medium saucepan. Add rice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender.

  2. 2.
    HEAT oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add celery and carrots; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Add green pepper, cumin, chili powder, basil and cayenne; cook and stir until green pepper is tender.

  3. 3.
    ADD tomatoes. Stir in cooked rice, beans, tomato paste to taste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and sugar. Reduce heat to low. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.


Serving Size (1/8 of recipe), Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 40), Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 640mg, Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Sugars 9g), Protein 9g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 70%, Calcium 8%, Iron 20%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Very Good The rice and beans are flavorful and filling. It is a well seasoned dish that is nutritious. March 27, 2013
nice side dish this rice and bean dish is tasty and easy to make. you do have to have quite a few ingredients to make it February 23, 2013
I will never buy boxed rice again! I made this as a side to the creole shrimp recipe also featured on Both were super easy and delicious. January 23, 2013
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