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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 213.1
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 311.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.6 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g

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Black Beans and Brown Rice

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Black Beans and Brown Rice

Introduction

A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready. A simple, hearty meat-free meal. Pair with a green salad, and dinner is ready.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 c cooked brown rice
    1/2 c red onion, diced fine
    4 garlic cloves, grated
    1/2 t cumin seed
    1/4 t red pepper flakes
    15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
    14 oz diced tomatoes, fire roasted or low sodium
    1 T cilantro, chopped

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Directions

Cook rice according to package directions (omitting salt and oil). Place a saute pan over moderate heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cook red onion and garlic for about three or four minutes. Add spices and cook until they become fragrant. Add beans and tomatoes. Cook an additional 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once rice is cooked, add to vegetables. Stir, serve and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.






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  • 28 of 38 people found this review helpful
    folks, the point is the beans and rice are a complete protein. don't need chicken and cheese. add a salad instead. - 1/15/12

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  • Good
    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I have this made ready for supper time.
    I cook brown rice and when it is cold put it in the freezer. That way it is ready to use other times to make this a quick meal and to reduce costs of the frozen rice packages. Just make your own Pat in Maine. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! Did use salsa for part of the tomatoes so didn't add more onion but this is a great start to a burrito in a bowl! We also added a can of corn--colorful AND good tasting! - 10/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was delish! As for the serving sizes ewils1, divide the finished meal into four equal servings. This recipe makes 4 servings and the calorie content per 1 serving is listed. Then you will also be able to see what size the servings are once divided. - 11/29/10

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  • 8 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I have made black beans and rice for years but have never added cumin and cilantro. I will try it. I also like the suggestion of trying it with quinoa. That would add more protein. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Love it! Thank you, Chef Meg! While I enjoy spicy dishes, this was wonderfully tasty and mildly spicy something will share with an American and international student dinner gathering later this week. For the person who wanted measurements, one serving was 1 cup, 275 grams or 9.7 ounces. - 11/15/10

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Diannemt--Success brand has a boil in the bag kind that cooks in just 10 minutes on the stove or microwave. I usually cook it in the microwave with chicken broth. I'm sure it make a great addition to this recipe. - 11/11/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love Black Beans!!! Try making your Black Beans From Scratch ~ It is much more economical and healthy. Don't be scared, just follow the directions on the package and freeze your leftovers. - 7/4/12

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    cooked black beans from scratch; substituted barley for brown rice, and added fresh corn, sauteed onion, garlic and celery, Mrs. Dash's original no-sodium spice. Delicious for make- ahead servings. I serve with fresh corn on the cob, home made corn muffins. - 5/18/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make something very similar to this. I use rotel instead of the regular tomatoes. Very good. Excellent with fish like tilapia or bass. - 1/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious...even my 10 month old loved it! We added 12 oz. of chicken breast to that added an additional half serving and 119 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 18 grams of protein per serving. - 11/16/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty - 11/15/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love rice & black beans. I used to live in Brazil where almost everyone ate rice & black beans (plus chicken, pork, beef or fish) for lunch. I cooked for myself, so ate them only when I visited Brazilian friends. I use black beans in soups and even in chili or eat them as a side dish. - 11/4/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Trader Joe's has brown rice in the freezer section. Each box has 3 packages of the rice inside. I heat it in a frying pan with a couple of tbsp. of water. It's ready in about 5 minutes. One of my favorite shortcuts for making a dish with brown rice. - 9/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 11/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't have canned tomatoes, subbed salsa & fresh tomatoes. Served over a bed of shredded romaine topped w/no-fat greek yogurt for an "inside-out" veggie taco salad! Yummy-licious! - 6/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for our cinco de mayo celebration and it was a huge hit! I added about a tbls of fresh lime juice and it was yummy. - 5/7/12

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner and loved it! - 1/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used spicy red pepper diced tomatoes, added a 1/4 oz of 2% shredded cheddar and this was TRES YUMMY! Next time will add some shredded chicken or maybe ground turkey. - 12/29/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would suggest not adding the garlic at the same time as the onion, it will scorch and be bitter. Instead, add just 30 seconds or so before adding the beans and rice - 5/19/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'll be adding cut up red pepper but the rest sounds delicious - 11/24/10

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this and add chicken and have complete meal, sometimes topped with cheese.
    Often use salsa in place of tomatoes. - 11/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was very happy with this recipe. Too often beans and rice are boring/bland. I added a little hot pepper sauce and some peppers. This was very good, and even my husband liked it. He doesn't usually like brown rice, but he liked it this time. - 9/26/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The only change I made was to leave out the cilantro. We loved it. - 9/25/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great addition to dinner and freezes well for later. - 9/8/13

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