Mardi Gras Red Bean and Rice Cakes

Mardi Gras Red Bean and Rice Cakes

Make a meatless main dish that's high on flavor and fiber. Chili powder, cumin, cayenne and salsa elevate the flavor while cereal adds crunch and fiber. 8 servings

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

1/2
cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1
cup water
1
cup bran cereal shreds
2
cans (15 oz each) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
small onion, finely chopped
1/4
cup diced green bell pepper
1
egg or 2 egg whites, beaten
1
tablespoon chili powder
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Salad greens, if desired
1/2
cup medium chunky style salsa
  1. Cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  2. In large bowl, place beans; mash with potato masher or fork. Stir in onion, bell pepper, cooked rice, egg, 2 tablespoons of the cereal, the chili powder, cumin and red pepper. Shape into 8 patties; coat patties completely with remaining cereal.
  3. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook 4 patties in skillet over medium heat about 10 minutes, turning once, until brown. Remove patties from skillet. Cover and keep warm while cooking remaining patties.
  4. Serve patties on salad greens; top with salsa.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 10g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 10g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.