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Black Beans and Rice

'A co-worker who was born in Cuba helped me perfect the recipe for this hearty dish,' reports Helen Simms of Lyons, Michigan. 'Now it's one of our family's favorites. It's also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham.'
12 Servings - 1 hr 50 min -
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Servings:12  | Calories:212 | Total Fat:4g  | Chol:13mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 4g
6 %
Sat Fat 2g
10 %
Total Carb 33g
11 %
Fiber 4g
16 %
Sugars 1g
Cholesterol 13mg
4 %
Sodium 758mg
32 %
Protein 10g
20 %
54% Long grain rice
16% Black beans
15% Others combined
13% Shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


1 pound black beans, washed
7 cups water
1 cup diced fully cooked lean ham
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups uncooked long grain rice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped jalapeno peppers*

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