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Black Beans and Rice

This recipe for Black Beans and Rice is super easy to make and great for nights when you don’t have much time to cook. It’s also oil-free!

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I asked my husband to describe this Black Beans and Rice dish in a few words, and his response was  “it tastes like Florida”. Ha, I knew what he meant but it made me laugh! I like to say it’s “fresh, fun and citrusy”. =)

I love this recipe because not only is it really easy, but it’s also filling and fresh with hints of lime. And it’s so versatile. You can use these black beans and rice in so many dishes, such as burritos, tacos, enchiladas, you name it. Or just have it on its own with a few tortilla chips. Yum.

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To get started, in a large saucepan, heat the vegetable broth over medium heat. Then add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is transparent and garlic is fragrant.

Next, add the pre-cooked rice, black beans, salt and pepper, and the green chiles (if desired). Heat until warm throughout.

Remove from heat, add the vinegar and stir.

Lastly, add the lime juice and cilantro and stir to combine. This dish is best served immediately to get the best flavor, or you can store in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

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Super Easy Black Beans & Rice

This recipe for Black Beans and Rice is super easy to make and great for weeknights when you don’t have much time to cook. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (or use 1 1/4 cups Instant Pot Chipotle Black Beans)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4-ounce can mild green chiles, optional
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat vegetable broth over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is transparent and garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add pre-cooked rice, black beans, salt and pepper, and green chiles (if desired). Heat until warm throughout.
  3. Remove from heat, add vinegar and stir.
  4. Add lime juice and cilantro and stir to combine.
  5. This dish is best served immediately, but can also be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Eat on its own or, as a filling for a burrito or tacos, or with scrambled tofu for breakfast. So many options!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups

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6 Comments

  • Thanks. Great easy meal. I love that rice blend. It pops when you eat it which I find quite satisfying. I did add some Cajun seasoning to my rice. I think this is a very versital recipe that I like to have on hand for quick lunches, in burritos or add more veggies for a Buddha bowl.

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    • Thank you Joann! So glad you liked it! =)

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  • In Costa Rica we call this “Gallo Pinto”, it’s our traditional breakfast.
    The main difference is that we don’t put vinegar, lemon or lime on it. But it’s delicious.

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    • Oh that’s really interesting! Sounds like a great breakfast!! Thanks for sharing. =)

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  • Thanks this was great! I was just searching for a super easy black bean & rice recipe for lunch today with what I had on hand and this fit the bill! I used 1/2 can diced chiles and did add some cumin & coriander and splashed some Frank’s Red Hot on before eating (b/c I love Franks’ on everything haha), will definitely make this again and like the idea of eating it for breakfast- maybe with a fried egg on top!

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    • Yay, thanks Lisa! So happy you liked it! =)

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