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Black Beans and Rice

Black beans and rice flavored with garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper makes a wholesome, budget-friendly, vegetarian meal or tasty side dish.
Makes:6 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup uncooked white rice
  • 1½ cups low sodium, low fat vegetable broth
  • 3½ cups canned black beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Prep:5 mCook:25 mReady:30 m
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion has softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice to coat; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans, cumin, and cayenne; cook until beans are warmed through.

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