Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

15 Minute Red Beans and Rice

5 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 18 Comments

Yesterday after work the little guy and I turned on the camera and made a super quick dinner that he actually liked! I was shocked!

The husband wasn’t home but I can tell you this wouldn’t be his favorite meal. He’s not an all in one pot type of guy, no matter what it is.

So I’m happy I now have a new one pot partner.

I’m running out of time to write this up but here are the ingredients…15 Minute Red Beans and Rice

  • 1-2 thick slices of sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • About 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 15oz can of kidney beans drained and rinsed

You can see all the details in the video but I basically:

  • sauté the veggies
  • add the tomatoes, spices, rice, beans
  • then eat!

Here’s the little guy going to town…

I still can’t believe it…

Shhhh don’t tell the husband but he eats better when it’s just the two of us.

15 Minute Red Beans and Rice - bite15 Minute Red Beans and Rice - bowl
Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About a Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
210 1g 8g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 44g 8g

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    May 12, 2010

    This sounds great! I will definitely have to try it.


    May 12, 2010

    If you're not opposed to "prepackaged" spices (or a tad bit of heat,) I make a very similar red beans and rice that our family loves with the Emeril Cajun seasoning powder from the grocery store. Sort of requires less other spices if I'm feeling lazy and it has just the right amount of 'kick.' I also use the turkey sausage cut up into little slices & lightly pan fried using pam and garlic mixed in. Gives it a little yummy salty taste too. Yours looks fab though and I'm so glad the little guy likes it too!


    May 12, 2010

    I like how your son still has his blue glove on while eating. :o)

    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    May 13, 2010

    I love all in one pot meals and I would love this. Awesome how your little one likes it!


    May 13, 2010

    Yum! You know what spice I recently tried in rice and beans? Smoked paprika. It gave it a wonderful flavor! I love putting rice, beans and spices in my rice cooker with a couple cups of chicken stock. An hour later you get the most delicious rice and beans ever!


    May 13, 2010

    This is great! One pot and you get vegetables and fiber. Thanks for sharing!


    May 13, 2010

    So!! excited to find your site! You are my fav blogger right now.. I am currently doing WW and having sucess 20 pounds down!! since Jan..whoo hoo. Im always looking for fun new simple recipes for the working mom which i am, and you are most definately giving me great ideas! Your son is simply adorable! Thanks! :0)

    Karen Castevens

    May 18, 2010

    I am trying this tonite....thanks for the receipes. I'm definitely a fan.

    Ana Myre

    May 19, 2010

    I tried this today, Me and my husband like it a lot, my 4 yr old eat it and my 20 mth also did (he is really peaky about food)

    Debra Cadovius

    May 20, 2010

    OH MY WORD!!!! This is on the menu for tomorrow night for our family!!! Thanks, girl!


    May 21, 2010

    We are going to try this tonight, it looks great. Thanks for the tips. Love your site.


    June 10, 2010

    Delicious! I made this the other night and just finished the leftovers. I added some Chipotle Chili Pepper for extra kick. Thanks for the recipe, Roni! I find myself going to your site over and over for new, healthy recipes.


    July 8, 2011

    Making this tonight, just need to buy the veggies.. i love being able to use up stuff i have in my pantry!

    Michelle Sebly

    July 13, 2012

    Thank you! Was looking for a simple beans and rice recipe for my 18 month old and finally typed "toddler" in to the search engine and found you! Have subscribed!


    December 10, 2014

    This turned out great! I never thought of putting zucchini in red beans and rice before but it was delicious!


      December 11, 2014

      Awesome! Glad you liked it!


    December 23, 2015

    This was delicious. I used deer sausage and fresh garlic with two cans of home canned tomatoes and cooked rice in home canned chicken broth. Yummy, yummy! And so easy! Will try with cilantro sprinkle on top next time. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe!


    February 17, 2016

    I just made this for dinner and it was a big hit! I added some kielbasa and it was perfection! Thanks for a quick and easy dinner!