This Easy Homemade Rice and Beans recipe is great served as a light dinner or as a side to accompany your favorite Mexican dish. Unlike the box or bag of rice and beans that you buy at the store, this dish is loaded with flavor without being full of sodium. And being just as easy as the store bought version, this recipe is definitely a winner. Plus, everything tastes better homemade, right?!
Easy Homemade Rice and Beans
(2 main dish servings or 4 side servings)
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 10-ounce can Rotel tomatoes with diced green chilies, not drained
1 15-ounce can black beans, not drained
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 Tbsp water
optional: 4-5 dashes of hot sauce
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and saute until soft, or for about 5 minutes. Add all other remaining ingredients and stir together. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium low so that the mixture simmers. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until rice is fluffy and liquid is absorbed.* Serve with salsa, cheese, and sour cream.
*Depending on the type of rice you use, you might have to increase the cooking time. Adjust cooking time based on the instructions provided on the rice package.
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Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving:
Total Fat: 1.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 131.5 mg
Total Carbs: 33.8 g
Fiber: 6.3 g
Sugars: 0.8 g
Protein: 7.7 g
-Very quick and easy
-Great as a side dish or lighter dinner
-Very low in fat and high in fiber
-Perfect leftovers-reheat rice and put in burritos or quesadillas
-Versatile-feel free to saute bell peppers, corn, garlic, or other vegetables with the onions to add more pizazz to this dish
-Not the prettiest presentation
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5