Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 23 Minutes
Total: 10 Hours, 53 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 438
  • Fat: 11.6g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 17.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 64.6g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Iron: 4.6mg
  • Sodium: 657mg
  • Calcium: 40mg


  • 4 ounces dried black beans
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 ounces Spanish chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 3 cups chopped fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 1. Sort and wash beans; place in a bowl. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; let stand 8 hours. Drain.
  2. 2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chorizo; sauté for 3 minutes. Add beans and 4 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and cumin.
  3. 3. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 1/2 cups onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and garlic; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and onion mixture into bean mixture.
  4. 4. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, rice, and turmeric. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid evaporates and rice is tender. Spoon 3/4 cup rice into each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with about 2/3 cup bean mixture, 3/4 cup tomato, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro.
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