Thursday, January 01, 2004
12 servings, 1/2 cup beans+1/4 cup rice each
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, undrained
2 tsp. jalapeno juice
2 finely minced jalapeno slices, seeds removed
1 can (11.5 oz.) vegetable juice blend
Juice of one medium lime
2 T. finely chopped cilantro
2 T. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 large fresh tomatoes, diced
3 C. hot cooked rice
In a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, sauté onion and garlic over medium heat until onion is clear. Add remaining ingredients except for tomatoes and rice. Simmer until heated throughout. Add tomatoes and simmer 3-5 more minutes. Serve over rice.

Nutrition Facts:
124 calories, 24g carbohydrate, 5g protein, 0.8g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 4.7g dietary fiber, 308mg sodium
Original recipe by Cherree Adams, MS, RD, LD