Beans & Rice
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Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beans, broth, vinegar, hot sauce and pepper; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the hot rice and cilantro; mix well.
When waiting for 45 minutes for brown rice to cook seems just too long, instant brown rice--ready in 10 minutes--is a convenient alternative. Look for it in the rice aisle of your supermarket.
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat