Friday, November 21, 2008

Patties from Heaven

I love recipes that are good to eat and make you feel good well after you've eaten. This one's no exception - it combines low-fat, low-calorie ingredients and yet still is filling.

Rice Corn Cakes and Black Beans

1 cup instant brown rice
1 Tbl. fresh chives, snipped small
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
2 egg whites (or Egg Replacer)
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 tsp. cumin
dash red pepper flakes

Cook rice according to package adding chives. Take off heat and add corn, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Cool for about 5 minutes.

Whisk egg whites/replacer in bowl. Add rice mixture and mix. Shape into patties (about 6). Spray skillet with cooking spray and saute patties about 4 minutes on each side.

In a separate pot, combine beans, tomatoes, cumin and red pepper flakes and heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.

Put some beans on plate, then top with rice corn cake. I added steamed broccoli to the beans on the plate.

(about 350 calories, 8 grams of fat, and somewhere around 12 grams of protein - my esitmates)

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