Mmmmm, mmmmm good! The other night Tom and I made this weight watcher recipe together and it was so delicious that I have to post it. It’s spicy, tasty and easy!
New Orleans Red Beans and Rice
If you are doing weight watchers, this is 6 points.
1 Cup Brown Rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper (I didn’t have one)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb reduced sodium boneless ham steak, trimmed of all fat and cut into small pieces
1 15 1/2 oz can of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning (we added more)
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
1. Cook the rice according to package directions omitting butter
2. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the ham and cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown, 4-5 minutes. Add the beans and Cajun seasoning; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Add the broth and cook until the liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes. Serve over rice.
**We used beef smoked sausage instead of the ham and it was great!!! Tom also added some shrimp at the end. I don’t like shrimp that much but since we added it at the end it didn’t flavor the whole dish. We both are already craving this again.