Combine black beans and green chiles in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 90 seconds. Stir in rice and cilantro. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rice-A-Roni Express Heat & Serve Mexican Rice.
Mexican Beef 'n' Rice: Substitute 1 lb. cooked lean ground beef for black beans. Substitute 1 cup salsa for green chiles. Prepare recipe as directed omitting toppings. Serve with corn chips or in lettuce leaves, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
I am giving this 5 stars because it is so quick,easy and has fantastic flavor especially with the toppings. I served this as a side for Southwestern Grilled Chicken and Avocado Melts from Sunset 5/2010 for a fabulous dinner.