Tex-Mex Bean Soup with Rice

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 15 -ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 15 -ounce can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 -ounce can no-salt-added pinto beans (do not drain)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
Directions
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper; cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, black beans, pinto beans and 6 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and stir. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove 1/2 cup of the bean mixture to a bowl using a slotted spoon; mash with a fork, then return to the pot along with the rice and 1/4 cup cilantro. Cook until the soup thickens, about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or wrap in damp paper towels and microwave; wrap in foil to keep warm.

  • Top each serving of soup with the cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Serve with the warm tortillas.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


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