Easy Red Beans and Rice
Serves: 8

Easy Red Beans and Rice

This flavorful dish is traditionally eaten on Monday nights in many homes and uses dry beans, onion, pepper, and spices.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


  • cooking oil spray, as needed (non-stick)
  • 1 onion (medium, peeled and chopped)
  • 1 green bell pepper (medium, washed, seeded and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces each)
  • 1 can kidney beans (15.5 ounces, drained and rinsed)
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Total Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium127 mg
Total Carbohydrate47 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein8 g


  1. Spray skillet with cooking oil spray.
  2. Cook onion and pepper over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add garlic powder, tomatoes, and kidney beans.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice.

Recipe Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov Easy Red Beans and Rice

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