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Cuban-Style Rice & Beans with Turkey

White rice is swapped out for brown in our healthier version of this classic Latin American dish. Protein-rich ground turkey turns it into a complete meal.
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Healthy flavorful rice and beans recipe

Cuban-Style Rice & Beans with Turkey

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  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cups BPA-free canned unsalted black beans, drained and rinsed (TRY: Eden Organic Black Beans No Salt Added)
  • 1 1/2cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • Juice of 1 large lime, plus lime wedges for garnish

Preparation

  1. In a large deep skillet with a tight fitting lid, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add turkey, cumin, oregano, black pepper and salt and cook, stirring frequently, until turkey is well browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add poblano and bell peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  2. Push turkey mixture to sides of skillet, and to center of skillet, add tomato paste and vinegar and cook, stirring constantly, for 20 to 30 seconds. Add beans, broth, rice, lime juice and 1/2 cup water, stirring together all ingredients to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 363
  • Carbohydrate Content: 45 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 56 mg
  • Fat Content: 10 g
  • Fiber Content: 8 g
  • Protein Content: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 158 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g