Recipe Details

Rice and Black Bean Mediterranean Delight

Number of Servings: 1

Serving Size: 1 serving

This hearty main dish is good served with a crisp salad and warm whole-wheat rolls.

Name: Amount:
red leaf lettuce, washed and torned 1 cup
cooked long-grain rice 0.75 cup
small cucumber, peeled and sliced 0.50 ea
can black beans, drained and rinsed 4
ground cumin 0.50 tsp
hot pepper sauce 2 dash
fresh ground pepper to taste 1 pinch
cherry tomatoes 3 ea
chopped green onion 2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh chopped 1 Tbsp
small lemon, halved 1 ea
balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp
part-skim feta cheese, crumbled 1 Tbsp

Arrange the lettuce to cover a dinner plate. Spoon the cooked rice over the lettuce to form a circle. Cut the cucumber slices in half and arrange them around the rice circle.


. Combine the beans, cumin, hot sauce, and pepper in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on medium for 60-90 seconds, or until the beans are hot.


Pour the bean mixture over the rice. Top with the tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro.


Squeeze half of the lemon over the entire plate. Slice the remaining lemon into half-circles and place them between the cucumber halves. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and top with feta cheese to serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 436
Calories from Fat 66
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 546mg
Potassium 2mg
Carbohydrates 73g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 10g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Folic Acid 2%
Dietary Exchange