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Bean Surprise

By Mary McDougall, M.D., Dr. McDougall's Health and Medical Center

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves 2


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 15-ounce can black or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 3/4 cup salsa


  • Place rice, beans and half of the lettuce, tomato, bell pepper and onions in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Mix well, cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Stir well and microwave for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve at once.

HINT: Make with other kinds of beans

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