Easy Black Beans and Rice


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 168.2
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 412.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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Introduction

This easy combo makes a great lunch or light dinner. This easy combo makes a great lunch or light dinner.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup brown rice, cooked according to package instructions.
    1 can ranch style black beans
    1 can Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chiles)

Directions

Cook rice, using the 1 tbsp olive oil in place of other fat in package directions.

In another large sauce pan, combine black beans with Rotel. Season to taste with chili powder, cumin, etc. Add cooked rice and stir to combine. If desired, garnish with fat free sour cream or a small amount of shredded cheddar cheese.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KDALLEY.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good. Never had black beans before, but prepared this way I will be eating them often. I used mild salsa instead of Rotel, and also sprinkled chedder cheese on top. Thanks for the great recipe it was yummy!! - 1/24/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had leftover rice, so I was able to make this VERY quickly! I didn't have any Rotel, so I used salsa. And I also added cheese. It was very good, and now I have three more lunch servings for a fast meal on busy days. - 2/22/15

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add Mango Salsa and Crystal's Hot Sauce to it as well! Great for the metabolism! :D - 3/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    I I love this black bean and rice recipe! It's easy and delicious - 6/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this black bean and rice recipe! It's easy to make and delicious! - 6/18/19

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  • Incredible!
    - 3/30/16

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! We love the kick from the rotel and chili powder. We added salsa. Very good! I'll make again and again! Thanks for the recipe. - 6/13/13

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  • This was quick and very good and I added some chicken, cummin, and garlic. - 4/11/12

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe! I absolutely love it! - 2/3/12

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  • Very Good
    Love this Recipe - 9/8/11

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  • Good
    First for everything first time trying black beans and a recipe off of sparkspeople. Loved it. Little spicy but really enjoyed it. - 8/8/11

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  • Very Good
    made it with onion and red bell pepper...yummo!!!! - 6/28/11

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  • Incredible!
    Great! I love black beans, spicy food, and rice so this is the perfect combination for me! It's got just the right amount of spice to it. Great for lunch and so easy to make! - 6/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    This is SO good and SO easy. Just love it. Watch out though it is spicy (but I like it that way :) ). - 6/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    It's worth it! the best dinner plate I have had for the past 30 days! healthy and delicious! - 8/31/10

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  • Delicious!!! - 5/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    great and easy! - 2/18/10

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  • Good
    This is a great, easy recipe, but the Rotel was too spicy for my family. I may try using mild salsa instead... - 2/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    Very easy to make. I added some garlic to the recipe. - 5/24/09

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  • I love black beans. Tomatoes are a killer for my stomach though. :-( - 5/24/09

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  • I will be trying this recipe I love any recipe with black beans. - 5/24/09

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  • TOOK THE RECIPE AND ADAPTED IT TO WHAT I HAD -- BLACK, BEANS, CORN, GREEN/YELLOW PEPPERS, CILANTRO, GARLIC, SAUTEED IT IN A LITTLE EVOO AND IT WAS YUMMY!!! THANKS FOR THE BASIC RECIPE TO GIVE ME THE IDEA. ALSO I RINSE THE CANNED BEANS AND CORN TO GET RID OF SOME OF THE SALT. ADDED LEFTOVER CHIX. - 4/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    I love black beans and rice. Yum!! - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    I have tried using packaged black beans and cooking them according to the package in place of canned beans to eliminate the sodium content. Great meal i must say! - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    This sounds great! Can't wait to try it!! - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    I like to add a little turkey sausage in with it. And I start w. chopped onion and a pressed clove of garlic. - 4/7/09

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  • I love black beans and rice. Very good! - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    very good - 4/7/09

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  • This sounds alot like the stuff they make at Chili's that my hubby abolutely loves...can't wait to try!!!!!!! - 2/5/09

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  • Good
    I added diced onion, a little leftover corn, cilantro, pepper, and a touch of garlic powder. - 10/9/08

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  • Very Good
    I gave this 4 stars for the ease and price. It was good, but not great. I did feel like I was eating something that was good for me--which is always a good thing. I added some shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro. If I make it again, I'll probably leave off the cilantro. - 9/9/08

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  • Very Good
    Easy and Tasty! - 7/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    I added some sour cream to the bowl -- really great! - 6/1/08

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  • Very Good
    I added onions to mine. Yummy! - 2/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    Very yummy and fast. I sprinkled a little 2% cheddar cheese on top. - 1/12/08

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  • Very Good
    Easy, filling, high in fiber and low in fat. All that and it tastes good too! - 8/8/07

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  • O.K.
    my kids did not like it - 3/14/07

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  • Very Good
    One more quick and tasty recepie for my records - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    Very Tasty, Quick and Easy to Prepare, Protien Packed, Very Filling!!! - 3/13/07

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