You’d be surprised how good eating simply tastes. When I hadn’t eaten my beans with rice for awhile, and when I tried this recipe, I remembered what I had been missing. I bought a different brand salsa and it made a big difference in taste.

‘The nutrient composition of dry beans makes them ideally suited to meet two major dietary recommendations for good health–increased intake of starches and complex carbohydrates and decreased consumption of fat. Dry beans supply protein, complex carbohydrate, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals to the diet, yet are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol. Both protective and therapeutic effects of bean intake have been documented. The antinutritional effects of dry beans, while minor, are of interest to nutrition professionals. Dry beans are an excellent way to increase dietary fiber consumption and most individuals can incorporate beans into their diet without difficulty if they do so gradually. Including dry beans in a health-promoting diet is especially important in meeting the major dietary recommendations to reduce risk for chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity and cancer [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706585]’.

I kept searching the store shelves and soon, I bought hot sauce and salsa made in Mexico. Of course, I figured they had to know how to make good tasting spicy salsa sauce. I tried theirs and love it, although it has more heat to it.

How I make Pinto Beans, Basmati Brown Rice, Sautéed Onions, Corn And Mexican Salsa Recipe

  • I cook my pinto beans ahead of time and freeze it in sandwich bags (or, you can just add a can)
  • Sauté your diced onions
  • Add organic canned or frozen corn
  • Cook it all together
  • Ladle it over organic California grown Lundberg® brown rice from Sprouts® market
  • Top if off with La Costeña® Mexican salsa tomato sauce

At least for now, I think I prefer the Mexican hot sauce. I kept looking for salsas without sugar and finally found one. Often, there is sugar added to tomato paste and its sauce. Be sure to read the ingredients, and don’t forget to eat your beans!

*You might want to read about antinutrients in beans called lectins. 

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706585
Website Title Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Publication Month December
Publication Year 1994
Access Day 29
Access Month november
Access Year 2019
Article Title Nutrition and health implications of dry beans: a review

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

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