One Pot Black Beans & Rice Meal

One Pot Black Beans & Rice Meal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 333.0
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 515.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 62.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.1 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

View full nutritional breakdown of One Pot Black Beans & Rice Meal calories by ingredient


Warm, comforting, fast, and delicious! Warm, comforting, fast, and delicious!
Number of Servings: 6


    2 cans black beans
    1 cup rice
    1 T canola
    1 can diced tomatoes (or use salsa!)
    1/2 to 1 jalapeno
    1 onion, diced
    5 cloves garlic
    2 cups water

    Spice mix: (roast, cool, grind)
    1 t cumin
    2 t coriander
    1/2 t cinnamon (or 1/2 a stick)
    1 t salt


If you're in a hurry: Plop everything into a pot, bring up to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes (until it dries up most of the way and the rice is cooked). Then cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

If you have a few minutes:
Brown the onions over medium heat, add garlic and spice mix, cook for another minute. Add everything else. Mix. Bring up to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes (until rice is done and most of the moisture is gone), then cover for 5 minutes.

Enjoy the comforting deliciousness!

Great with:
-fresh oregano
-use salsa instead of the canned tomatoes

Also great to use as a stuffing for bell peppers or to make burritos.

I estimated 6 hearty portions for dinner, but I get at least 8 out of it myself- especially if I eat it with yogurt!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOTUS737.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Easy and delicious. - 3/9/20

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    My husband loved this and so did I. Very easy to make! - 7/26/19

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    This is very good. My son took leftovers next day and made a quesadilla out of it and that too was excellent, all he did was add cheese and put it in a tortilla and grilled in pan. I cheated and used Minute Rice and added rest of ingredients once the rice was cooked.
    - 7/4/15

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    Very Good
    Really tasty, nice texture. I used the "plop it all into one pot" method, but it actually took forever to cook. I plan to reduce the water, or perhaps just cook the rice separately, next time. - 5/1/12

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    This was excellent. My family and I love black beans and rice; and as quick as it is to make, this recipe made it even quicker, which is just what I was looking for. I followed the recipe as is but added apple cider vinegar and oregano. I find that those two ingredients really make the meal. Thanks! - 5/18/11