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Red Beans And Rice

Red beans and rice is a staple in many cultures. This flavourful version substitutes canned beans for dried ones and uses lean turkey sausage to keep saturated fat in check. Ingredients 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil, to divide 6 oz. (170 g) smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced 1½ cups (375 mL) diced onions 4 medium garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (15 oz./443 mL each) no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves 2 dried bay leaves 1 tbsp (15 mL) Louisiana hot sauce ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 3 cups (750 mL) hot cooked brown rice Instructions In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil over medium-high heat. Sauté sausage 2-3 minutes or until richly browned on edges, stirring frequently. Set aside on separate plate. Reduce heat to medium. Add onions and cook 4 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic and cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add beans, thyme and bay leaves. Stir in cooked sausage, hot sauce, salt and remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil. Heat until cooked through. Serve over rice. Notes Serving Size ⅔ cup (150 mL) bean mixture and ½ cup (125 mL) rice per serving. Recipe courtesy Continue reading >>

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  1. ann888

    white kidney bean extract

    I have been hearing alot about this and wonder if anyone else has…supposed to be good for blocking carbs…saw it on Dr Oz..thanks

  2. jayabee52

    Sorry for the lateness of my reply Ann. I didn't post on this discussion immediately since during my research on this subject I clicked on a link supposedly from Dr Oz and I got some "malware" on the computer that I was on. All my findings were lost and frustrated, I went to bed.
    I have tried to redo my research (avoiding the Dr Oz sites) and found these
    http://www.criticalbench.com/White-Kidney-Bea...
    http://www.ehow.com/about_5118411_white-kidne...
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/489309-is-w...
    http://www.livestrong.com/article/492059-whit...
    http://caloriecount.about.com/starch-blockers...
    http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/atkins-nutr...
    I've read through these articles and there is half-hearted support for using the white kidney Bean extract. It won't harm you, but the extract only inhibits ( not blocks) the action of the starch digestion enzyme alpha-amylase, there is another enzyme "glucoamylase" which may take over when the alpha-a is inhibited.
    plus there may be some rather unpleasant side effects:
    http://dailytech.us/health/white-bean-extract...
    Only you can make that kind of decision as to what you put into your body.
    I for one choose not to do that.
    Blessings!
    James

  3. MEGriff1950

    I haven't heard about bean extract but I do know that when I make homemade bean soup my #'s are good even though I eat a lot of it. I usually use several kinds of beans in my soups.

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