Beans and Rice

Total Time:
45 min
15 min
30 min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked or canned black beans, soaked and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 4 cups white rice
  • Salsa, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped red onions or scallions for garnish

In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Stir in onion and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, cayenne, cumin, chili powder and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, beans, and water and stir well. Simmer mixture for 15-20 minutes or until it has thickened. Stir in the chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve hot over rice with various toppings

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    i think this is a very healthy delicious dish, i lowered the spicy factor because we have 2 little ones that eat with us, i am serving this as a side dish for tacos which my 3 year old loves thank you so much for an awesome recipe
    This recipe is very easy to make and quite good. I recommend adding half of a chopped green pepper for extra flavor, along with a couple pinches of salt. I also served over brown rice to make it healthier. Will definitely be cooking this again!
    I found that by adding sea salt to help break down the tomatoes and add a little extra flavor. I also adjusted the spices to taste. Very Good.
    This blew my old beans and rice recipe away. It's spicy, but not too spicy. I served it over brown rice to make it healthier. I highly recommend this if you want a quick and tasty dinner.
    I served this at a dinner party and I would just rate it as ok. I thought it came out a little dry...I would also add a little more seemed kind of bland. I don't know that I would make this again.
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