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


Recipe Summary

45 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1/2 cup bean mixture, 1/4 cup rice and 1/4 cup tomatillo mixture
188 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 25.9g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 3.4g; fat 6.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 18.7mg; vitamin a iu 589.1IU; vitamin c 14.2mg; folate 30.4mcg; calcium 59.5mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 55.4mg; potassium 399.7mg; sodium 364.8mg.