Beans and Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 30 min
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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


  1. 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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