You can have this deliciously nutritious Mexican-inspired meal on the table in under an hour--or even less if you cheat and use precooked brown rice!



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  • For rice: In a medium saucepan, bring water to boiling. Add rice; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 40 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.

  • For squash: Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl combine cumin, garlic powder and cayenne. In a medium bowl combine oil, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the spice mixture. (Reserve remaining spice mixture to season the beans.) Add squash and toss to coat. Arrange in single layer in large, rimmed baking sheet. Roast 20 minutes or until tender, turning once.

  • For beans: Drain beans, reserving 3 tablespoons liquid. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine beans, reserved liquid and remaining spice mixture. Cover and cook on high (100% power) 2 minutes. Juice half of the lime; stir juice into bean mixture. Cut remaining lime half into wedges.

  • To serve: Divide rice among 4 shallow bowls. Top with squash, beans and desired toppers, including a wedge of lime for squeezing.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; 12 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 860 mg sodium. 1121 mg potassium; 64 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 11 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 14900 IU vitamin a; 39 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 5 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 72 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 187 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;