Quick and Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick and Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Quick and Easy Black Beans and Rice

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"This is a recipe I use in lieu of kidney beans and rice because I just happen to love the flavor of black beans. We never have leftovers of this side dish!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir water, black beans, cumin, and beef bouillon cube into the onion and garlic mixture; bring to a boil, add rice, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the moisture is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Gently stir Creole seasoning and cilantro into the beans and rice.
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Aug 19, 2014

Didn't change a thing!! Tried it with Pinto and Kidney beans - great flavor and no left overs - would make all three again.

Sep 04, 2014

Quick & Easy Black Beans & Rice Haiku: "Added smoked sausage. Used fresh cilantro, not dried. Rest I kept the same." I was skeptical of the seemingly strange combo of Cajun seasoning, cumin and cilantro, but somehow this all came together in a really delicious way! To make it an entree, I crisped 1 lb. sliced smoked sauce w/ the onion and garlic, and while the recipe didn't say to drain and rinse the black beans, I did so anyways, and sprinkled w/ fresh chopped cilantro (couple TB's worth) since I don't keep dry on hand. It WAS quick and easy, and better than that, 5 stars from the entire family, and no leftovers!


3 Ratings

Aug 25, 2014

Tasty rice and bean side dish, we all liked it, I also tossed in some fresh cilantro once done for more flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.9 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 5.8 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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