Easy Black Beans and Rice

Easy Black Beans and Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 398.5
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 510.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 67.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 17.6 g

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This simple dinner provide protein and fiber to keep you full longer! This simple dinner provide protein and fiber to keep you full longer!
Number of Servings: 4


    2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed to remove excess sodium
    1 1/2 Tbsp Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=700196)
    2 cups salsa
    4 cups baby spinach, washed
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    2 cups brown rice, cooked according to package directions
    1 small onion, chopped (optional)
    2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

    4 cups calcium-fortified soymilk (or skim milk)
    2 cups strawberries


Spritz a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add peppers (and onions if using). Cook about two minutes to allow vegetables to soften, then add garlic (optional) and taco seasoning. Cook one more minute, then lower heat slightly and add beans and salsa. Simmer for five minutes.

To serve, place 1/2 cup brown rice in a bowl, then top with 1 cup baby spinach. Add 1 cup of the beans and salsa mixture. The heat from the beans will wilt the spinach.

Serve with a cup of soymilk and a 1/2 cup of strawberries

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKPEOPLE.

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  • Used kidney beans since we had no black beans. Good and definitely a keeper. - 7/7/15

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  • The only change I made is I cook my own black beans and add no salt when I cook them. Will make again - 11/4/11

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  • 2 cups brown rice, cooked according to package directions.
    Is that correct?
    Shouldn't it be 2 cups cooked brown rice?
    In other words, measured AFTER cooking, instead of before cooking?
    - 5/1/11

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  • GOOD RECIPE! - 4/30/11

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  • I saw this in the "The Spark" book and I loved it! You can make it as spicey as you want. The kids even liked it! It is super quick and beautiful to look at! I will make it many, many times! - 2/10/10

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