Beans & Rice
The combination of whole-grain brown rice and fiber-rich beans makes this a nutritionally super side dish. And because we use instant brown rice and canned beans, it's also super-fast. Try it with pork or chicken, or sprinkle with cheese and wrap in a flour tortilla for lunch or a vegetarian supper.
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