Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
2 Mins
Makes 2 servings

This hearty rice and bean dish is the perfect answer for a meatless main-dish choice and doubles perfectly.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook rice according to package directions.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rice-A-Roni Express Heat & Serve Mexican Rice.

Step 4

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Merc123's Review

May 17, 2014
Great recipe. We added some marinated steak from a local Mexican food store that we grilled. We also added pico de gallo salsa and Mexican 4 cheese.

steponme's Review

August 20, 2012
Good side or main dish. I used 1 pkg of cooked Lipton Taco flavor rice.

NancyLong's Review

April 02, 2012

BrendaCdna312's Review

March 10, 2012
easy and very good

karenfar's Review

June 22, 2010
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.

SpikesGirl's Review

February 01, 2010
Easy,speedy...add salsa if you want a little kick. Will make it again. Did add ground beef w/beans;might add red bell pepper...I am very adventurous if I have time....

jnjhill's Review

June 17, 2009
I may keep these ingredients on hand in case of impromptu house guests. This is so quick and easy and very tasty.

Becky54's Review

May 09, 2009
Good and easy.