Black Beans & Rice Recipe


Black Beans and Rice is one of the best side recipes out there! Flavoured with a squeeze of lime juice, garlic and spices, this rice recipe is our family favourite!

Our black beans and rice recipe can be served as a side OR as a main. An easy to throw together side dish that is so versatile, you can serve this with anything!

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A classic rice recipe, especially in Latin American cuisine, there are so many different ways to make this! However, this is our family recipe passed down by generations from our abuelitas (grandmothers) to get to your table.

In our recipe, you can use canned beans for a quick and easy cook up, OR soak dry black beans overnight. If soaking, remember to cook them for a couple of hours first before adding them into your rice.

HOW TO COOK RICE

Rice with beans pairs perfectly with Chicken, Pork or Beef, PLUS tacos, burritos or even enchiladas.

Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant, then add in ground cumin. Frying dry rice in the fragrant oil really sets off those flavours before adding in your broth. I use chicken broth (or stock) but you can use beef. Add your beans and bring it all to a boil, then simmer until rice is tender. Stir only once halfway through the cooking process to avoid your rice turning to mush.

Flavour with a small drizzle of olive oil and lime juice, then mix through fresh chopped cilantro (or parsley).

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For a low carb option, try our Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice!

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  • Jalapeños
  • Pitted black or green olives
  • Corn
  • Crushed or fresh chopped tomatoes

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Black Beans & Rice Recipe

Black Beans & Rice is one of the best side recipes out there! Flavoured with a squeeze of lime juice, garlic and spices, this rice recipe is our family favourite!

Course:

Side Dish

Cuisine:

American

Servings: 8 serves (as a side)

Calories: 216 kcal

Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion,
    finely chopped
  • 5
    cloves
    garlic,
    minced
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons
    ground cumin
  • 2
    cup
    uncooked white rice,
    long grain or jasmine rice
  • 4
    cups
    chicken broth (or stock)
  • 2x 14 ounce
    cans
    black beans,
    drained and rinsed
  • 3-4
    tablespoons
    lime juice,
    (adjust to your tastes)
  • 4
    tablespoons
    finely chopped coriander (or parsley),
    to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a stockpot or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until onion is transparent. Add the garlic and sauté for a further minute. Add the cumin and rice, mix the flavours through and sauté for a further minute.

  2. Pour in the broth and beans, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender (stirring half way through). 

  3. Remove from heat and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil (about 2 teaspoons), lime juice and cilantro. Taste test; season with a little salt and pepper, only if needed and as desired.

Recipe Notes

Add in chopped jalapeños, chili’s, or cayenne pepper for some added heat!

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Nutrition Facts

Black Beans & Rice Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 216
Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4g
6%

Sodium 434mg
18%

Potassium 188mg
5%

Total Carbohydrates 40g
13%

Protein 4g
8%

Vitamin A
0.3%

Vitamin C
14%

Calcium
3%

Iron
5.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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