Speedy Black Beans and Mexican Rice

This hearty dish is the perfect answer for a meatless main-dish choice.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes


2 (8.8-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve Spanish-style rice
2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (4-oz.) cans chopped green chiles
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Toppings: sour cream, salsa, diced tomato, shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

2. Combine black beans and green chiles in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in rice and cilantro. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

Note: We tested with Uncle Ben's Spanish Style Ready Rice.