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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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; protein 9.7g 19% DV; carbohydrates 25.9g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 6.1g 25% DV; sugars 3.4g; fat 6.1g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.2g 6% DV; cholesterol 18.7mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 589.1IU 12% DV; vitamin c 14.2mg 24% DV; folate 30.4mcg 8% DV; calcium 59.5mg 6% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 55.4mg 20% DV; potassium 399.7mg 11% DV; sodium 364.8mg 15% DV.