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Black Beans and Rice Your Way
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    Because it's one of the easiest vegetarian dishes, soulfully satisfying rice and beans can eventually become, well, tedious. Jazzing it up with colorful toppings transforms it into an exciting meal, chock-full of varying textures and flavors. Not only is this a staple for my family, it's become my default party dish for a crowd.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 cups water
    • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 to 4 1/4 cups Kemp's black beans
    • 1 cup hulled (green) pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas; not toasted)
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • Accompaniments: cubes of avocado tossed with lime juice; tomatillo salsa; lime wedges; chopped white onion; fresh cilantro sprigs
    • 1 lime juice
    • 1 tomatillo salsa
    • 1 lime wedges
    • 1 white onion
    • 1 fresh cilantro sprigs

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 734 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 28 g 42.58%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 27.06%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1648 mg 68.68%
    • Calcium: 153 mg 15.28%
    • Potassium: 848 mg 24.23%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 9 mg 51.83%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 89 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 19 g 74.93%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 32 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 324.89%
    • Vitamin C 24.13%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total7 oz-eq