Cumin-Scented Rice With Black Beans

Complement your favorite Southwesternstyle entrée with this filling side dish, which gets its distinct flavor from cumin, cilantro, and green chiles.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup) other: 1 minute

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 214
Fat 2 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Protein 7.9 g
Carbohydrate 39.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 502 mg
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Fiber 4.8 g
Calcium 39 mg


1 teaspoon canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add rice, cumin, salt, and pepper; sauté 30 seconds. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat.

. Add black beans, chiles, and cilantro to rice mixture; fluff gently with a fork. Cover and let stand 1 minute before serving.