Fiesta Rice

This is a tasty side dish or meatless meal.

Fiesta Rice

1 (11-ounce) can mexicorn, drained
2 TB chopped green onions
1 cups uncooked instant brown rice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
14.5 oz cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with chiles, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 c. diced bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Spray medium saucepan with cooking spray. Saute’ onions. Add corn, rice, cumin, paprika and broth. Add pepper, salt, bell pepper, and diced tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in corn and beans. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.

Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (about 1 cup)= 249 Calories; 1g Fat (4.5% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 973mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat.

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