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Jamaican Beans and Rice

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Jamaican Beans and Rice

Classic Jamaican Rice and Peas. Many island dwellers refer to kidney beans as “peas,” so don’t let the title fool you. This classic Jamaican dish is low in fat yet high in fiber, protein, and calcium.

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped onion
? 1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper
? 1 teaspoon minced garlic
? 1/2 small jalape?o chili, veins and seeds discarded, minced
? 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
? 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
? 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
? 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
? 2 cans (15 ounces each) Red or Black beans or 3 cups cooked dry-packaged Red or Black beans, rinsed, drained
? 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (1/2-inch cubes)
? 3 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

Procedures: 1. Saut? onion, pepper, garlic, jalape?o, thyme, and allspice in oil in medium saucepan 3 to 4 minutes.

2.Add chicken broth, beans and sweet potatoes to saucepan; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until sweet potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve over rice.

Keywords: Jamaican Beans and Rice

Written by Melissa Owens

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