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Red Beans and Rice Pilaf

Thursdays dinner was an easy and hearty beans and rice dish.

Red Beans and Rice Pilaf


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cusp frozen bell peppers (frozen)
  • 1 Tbsp roasted garlic (jarred)
  • 1 cube lower sodium vegetable bouillon
  • 2 cups water
  • 15.5 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounce can reduced sodium kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp Cajun style seasoning blend (preferably no salt added)
  • 1½ cup long grain white rice


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high, add the onions and peppers,m cook until golden. Add in everything else, bring to a boil. Cover tightly, turn to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes. Take off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes and then serve.

Serves 4 to 6.

– We had it with corn salsa, guacamole and chips.


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