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.
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
How to Make It
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.
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