Colorful fresh toppings sprinkled on Black Beans and Rice make this one-dish meal a perfect balanced and filling weekday dinner.
Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add onion and continue cooking until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add black beans with their liquid. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
Divide rice and beans among 6 plates. Top with cheese, avocado, tomatoes and cilantro. Season with hot sauce, if desired.
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