Confetti Rice and Beans

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The nutrition will be different depending on the type of rice used... brown basmati is a much better choice than white. Take care, Gloria

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  • Source: The Diabetes Food and Nutrition Bible
  • Yield: 6 servings (about ¾ cup each)



  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the oil.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the bay leaf and rice and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add the beans and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the pepper, cumin, and coriander and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional information

Per Serving (about ¾ cup):

  • 188 Calories | 2g Fat | 0mg Cholesterol | 200mg Sodium | 36g Carbs | 4g Dietary Fiber | 4g Sugars | 6g Protein
  • Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Starch | 1 Vegetable