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Brazilian Black Beans

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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    30 minutes


2 cup Brown rice, dry
2 each onion, diced and divided
2 diced tomato, divided
3 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 each Cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Fresh ginger root, minced
1 cup unsweetened reduced-fat coconut milk
2 15 oz Can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
Brazilian Black Beans


In a medium sauce pan, bring 1 can diced tomatoes with juice, half the chopped onions and 3 cups of water to a boil. Add rice, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for about 30-40 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
In a separate pan, saute the rest of the onions, garlic and ginger in the oil. Add the remaining can of diced tomatoes with juice, the coconut milk, beans and salt. Simmer until thoroughly heated and thickened.
Serve beans over rice with cilantro sprinkled on top. Delicious served with fresh cut pineapple!


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 411 kcal (21%)
Calories from Fat 99
Total Fat 11 g (17%)
Saturated Fat 6 g (30%)
Cholesterol 0 n/a
Sodium 165 mg (7%)
Total Carbohydrates 84 g (28%)
Dietary Fiber 9 g (36%)
Protein 12 g (20%)
Vitamin A 71
Vitamin C 9 mg (10%)
Calcium 66 mg (5%)
Iron 8 mg (44%)