Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lydia Pursell
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes 6 servings

Easy side: Toss together 1 (5-oz.) package mixed salad greens, 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, 8 quartered baby carrots, and 1 sliced green onion. Drizzle with your favorite bottled salad dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare rice according to package directions.

Step 2

Meanwhile, drain and rinse 2 cans black beans. (Do not drain remaining can of black beans.)

Step 3

Sauté onion, bell pepper, and garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in drained and undrained beans, chicken broth, tomato paste, cumin, and dried crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve with hot cooked rice and desired toppings.

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