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Ham and Black Beans over Green Rice

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Ham and Black Beans over Green Rice

Fragrant fresh basil is the green in this easy rice dish. Top with spicy ham and black beans.

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Serves 4

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2 cups water
1 cup uncooked brown rice
16 leaves fresh basil
8 ounces ham
2 cups canned black beans undrained
1 dash cumin
2 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons salsa
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
24 pine nuts

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Directions
  1. Heat water on high until boiling. Stir in rice, cover and turn heat to the lowest setting. Cook rice without lifting lid for 30 minutes.
  2. Chop basil very fine and stir into rice. Replace lid. If moisture remains, continue cooking over low.
  3. Chop ham into cubes and place in a skillet. Turn heat on to medium and cook until ham is lightly browned. Add undrained beans, cumin and salsa. Crush and chop garlic and add to skillet.
  4. Pour rice onto a serving platter and top with ham and beans, grated Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.
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Nutritional information for Ham and Black Beans over Green Rice

Calories: 218
Calories from Fat: 49

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 35.5mg 12%
Sodium 1000mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars .5g ~
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 3% Iron 10%
Vitamin C 1% Calcium 13%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

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