Red beans & rice mw (usa rice)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Chopped onions
2 Garlic cloves; minced
1 Bay leaf
¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
8 ounces Tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon Hot pepper sauce
¼ pounds Kielbasa sausage (fully cooked), cut into 1/4-inch slices
30 ounces Canned pinto beans*; drained
3 cups Hot cooked rice

Combine onions, garlic, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, and hot pepper sauce in 3-quart microproof baking dish. Cover and cook on HIGH (maximum power) 6 minutes. Add sausage and beans; stir. Reduce setting to MEDIUM (50% power) and cook, covered, 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

Remove bay leaf. Serve over hot rice. Serve with hot pepper sauce, if desired.

*Any type of bean may be substituted. [Karen suggests a *red* bean.

<grin> ~K.M.]

Each serving provides: * 337 calories * 16⅘ g. protein * 16⅕ g. fat * : 31.9 g. carbohydrate * 871 mg. sodium * 38 mg. cholesterol Source: MICROCOOKING WITH RICE Reprinted with permission from The USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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