Vigo Black Beans and Rice

Vigo Black Beans and Rice
Price:
1.85

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Rating:
4
On June 11, 2013
Last modified:October 7, 2013

Summary:

A flavorful gluten free meal that tastes great is high in fiber, low in fat and super easy to make. It would have gotten a better rating but I feel the dish is at its best with added ingredients.

Vigo Black Beans & Rice

I’ve been eating this dish for years, so I was happy to find out that it is gluten free. There is no gluten free claim on the label but I found a list of Vigo products that are gluten free at Celiac.com here
This is an old post so I’ve contacted Vigo myself and created a PDF of Vigo gluten free products here.

I’ve made this a lunch time staple for years, but I’m going to have a hard time reviewing it because I’ve been loading it up with chicken, salsa, and quinoa for so long. Here’s my recipe.

The good and the bad

This rice dish is high in fiber and low in fat and cholesterol, but high in sodium. The rice is vitamins enriched.

 

It’s good, but how do you make it more gooderWhat do you mean gooder is not a word? Have you never heard of a do gooder? Someone who steps into a bad situation and makes it gooder?

The package suggests topping this dish with olive oil, vinegar and chopped onions. I haven’t tried that but a spoonful of green salsa is delicious.

 

How about some other suggestions thanks to facebook

  1. Oil and vinegar with thinly sliced red onion and feta cheese.
  2. Andouille sausage.
  3. Layering with taco seasoned turkey, sour cream, cheddar cheese and served with corn chips.
A flavorful gluten free meal that tastes great is high in fiber, low in fat and super easy to make. It would have gotten a better rating but I feel the dish is at its best with added ingredients.
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4 Comments

  1. Kristen Hains |

    Good afternoon! I just found your blog while trying to research Vigo Black Beans and Rice. I just wondered if you know of anything more recent than the post you reference from 2008. I know companies change their ingredients and I’ve seen posts about this now containing modified food starch. Just wondering if this is safe to eat so thought I’d drop you a note to see if you’ve found anything more recent. Thanks so much!

    • Hi Kristen thanks for pointing out how old that post was, I should have noticed that. I just e-mailed Vigo to ask for a more recent list. I will send you a message and post their response when I get it.
      I have had this dish when I first started my wheat free diet, but it was to soon to notice any affects and I didn’t know what side effects to look for back then.
      If I don’t get any response I will try the rice again now that I know what to look for. This won’t be very scientific so I’ll change the wording of my webpage. Hopefully I’ll hear from them quickly and won’t have to.
      In the mean time I’ll add a note to my webpage until I find out for sure.
      Thanks again.

    • Hi Kristen Vigo got back to me very quickly. Here is their current list of gluten free products. I made a pdf directly from the email they sent me.

  2. kathy Blomquist |

    Thanks for helping me out. Would like Vigo to post on package GLUTEN FREE .
    Enjoyed all the suggestions and recipes.