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

NancyLong's Review

April 02, 2012

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.

BrendaCdna312's Review

March 10, 2012
easy and very good

steponme's Review

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

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.

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....

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.

Becky54's Review

May 09, 2009
Good and easy.