Kidney Beans and Rice

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  • Serves 4
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  1. Check 1cup long-grain white rice
  2. Check 2tablespoons olive oil
  3. Check 4cloves garlic, chopped
  4. Check 1 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed, or a heaping 1/2 cup dried kidney beans, soaked and cooked
  5. Check 1/2teaspoon Cajun seasoning or blackening spice mix
  6. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  7. Check 4 scallions, sliced


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the beans, Cajun seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Fold the rice and scallions into the bean mixture.