Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Joyce Sangirardi Photo by: Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Joyce Sangirardi

Black Beans and Rice

Colorful fresh toppings sprinkled on Black Beans and Rice make this one-dish meal a perfect balanced and filling weekday dinner.

All You JUNE 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.74


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Hot sauce, optional


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Divide rice and beans among 6 plates. Top with cheese, avocado, tomatoes and cilantro. Season with hot sauce, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 445
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrate: 63g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 814mg

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