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Delectable Black Beans and Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 20 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:318 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

This classic dish combines the richness of black beans with the fluffy texture of rice, creating a hearty and satisfying meal. The combination of aromatic spices and fresh ingredients makes this recipe a true winner, bursting with flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant.
  3. Stir in the chopped green bell pepper and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the rinsed and drained black beans, diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and oregano to the skillet.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  6. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and flavors have melded.
  7. Serve the black bean mixture over cooked rice.
  8. Garnish with desired toppings like avocado, sour cream, or chopped cilantro.

Notes

  • For a spicier kick, add more chili powder or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
    Vegetable broth can be used instead of water to cook the rice for added flavor.
    Leftover black beans and rice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Keywords:Black Beans, Rice, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.5g9%
Saturated Fat .8g4%
Sodium 480mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 56.4g19%
Dietary Fiber 14.4g58%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 13.4g27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use dried black beans instead of canned?

Yes, you can use dried black beans. Soak them overnight and then cook them until tender before adding them to the recipe.

Is this recipe vegan-friendly?

Yes, this recipe is vegan-friendly as written.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Absolutely! Brown rice is a nutritious alternative and will work well in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

This recipe is naturally gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free rice and check the labels of any packaged ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

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    05/19/2024 07:35 am GMT

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