Food Find! Heat and Eat Rice & Beans


One Healthy Meal Just Got Easier!

When I was at Whole Foods I came across Stahlbush Island Farms Organic Fully Cooked Brown Rice and Black Beans in the freezer section. Hmmm…must try.

On top of being organic, Stahlbush Island Farms practice sustainable farming and use 100% biodegradable packaging.

It gets better. All I have to do to eat the rice and beans is microwave or heat on the stove top for a few minutes. Score.

Nutrient Value for One Serving (1 cup) of Stahlbush Farms Rice and Beans

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 8 g

200 calories makes a side dish, small meal, or large snack. And to get 7g of fiber and 8g of a complete protein for that is awesome. For under 10 minutes of work. I’m all in.

Here’s the Simple Rice and Beans Recipe I Created

Heated the entire contents of the bag (about 3 cups) with 3 TBS of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. They are unseasoned, so I added:

  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

In less than 10 minutes, my fabulous meal was ready! (And you know I love avocado, which I had with it. YUM!)

I usually heat up the whole bag at once because I’ll eat the rice and beans within a few days. But you can heat your rice and beans up a serving at a time and leave the rest of the bag in the freezer. Whatever works best for you.

I’m not saying I’ll abandon my go-to 5 Minutes to Mexico Recipe. But these rice and beans sure make healthy eating easier for me. I’ve definitely added them to my rotation. I hope you do, too. Here’s to making healthy eating doable and delicious! 🙂

Try them and let me know what you think. If you come up with another rice and beans recipe, let me know. I’m always looking for new ideas!

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