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Black Bean-Cilantro Rice

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1/3 cup rice and 2/3 cup bean mixture)
This flavorful side of Black Bean-Cilantro Rice features cumin, red onion, jalapeño pepper, 5 cloves of garlic, cilantro, and queso fresco. Boil-in-bag brown rice offers a jump-start to this flavorful side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 205
  • fat 5.1 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.0 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 191 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook rice according to directions. Sauté onion, garlic, cumin, and jalapeño pepper in olive oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add beans, chicken stock, and salt.Cook 6 minutes. Lightly mash with a fork. Top rice with bean mixture, queso fresco, and cilantro.