Beans and rice are staple foods so we've made them irresistible by adding smoked turkey sausage and a fresh tomatillo topping. This recipe comes in at under 200 calories per serving and is ready in just 45 minutes. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add sausage to hot skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; set aside.

  • Add onion to skillet; cook and stir about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook for 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in beans, broth and chili powder. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat; stir in sausage. Cover to keep warm.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the water and turmeric. Add rice; cook according to package directions, except omit any salt. In a medium bowl, gently stir together tomatillo, avocado and cilantro.

  • To serve, spoon bean mixture over rice; top with tomatillo mixture. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; 6.1 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 365 mg sodium. 400 mg potassium; 25.9 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 9.7 g protein; 589 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 30 mcg folate; 59 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 55 mg magnesium;