Express red beans & rice
Uncooked turkey bacon
2 slice(s), cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
1 medium, chopped
2 rib(s), medium, halved lengthwise and sliced
Uncooked bell pepper(s)
2 item(s), small, assorted colors, diced
2 medium clove(s), finely chopped
1 Tbsp, salt-free
1 tsp, chopped
Canned kidney beans
31 oz, rinsed and drained
Canned diced tomatoes
Reduced-sodium chicken broth
Uncooked instant brown rice
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
- To skillet, add oil, onion, celery, and bell peppers. Cook, cov- ered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are lightly browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and salt and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in beans, tomatoes, and broth and bring to boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Stir reserved bacon into bean mixture and serve over rice.
- Serving size: ⅔ cup rice and generous ¾ cup bean mixture