Black Beans and Rice

Black beans and rice are the perfect combo. Whether serving spicy and solo, with yellow or white rice, or with chicken and Cuban or Mexican spices, you're sure to find a tasty black bean and rice recipe for dinner tonight.

Black Bean and Chayote Burritos

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken, beans, chayote (a gourd popular in Central America), and cheese combine for a full-flavored filling in this burrito recipe.

Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Midwest Living

This colorful one-dish meal goes together quickly and is sure to please the whole family.

Black Beans and Rice

Family Circle

Chicken with Black Beans and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

This colorful one-dish meal goes together quickly and is sure to please the whole family.

Tex-Mex Risotto Cakes With Yogurt-Cilantro Sauce

Family Circle

Let these cheesy black bean and rice cakes star in a vegetarian dinner.

Hearty Rice Skillet

Better Homes and Gardens

Take your choice of black, garbanzo, or kidney beans for this vegetarian main dish.

Total: 25 mins

Black Beans Brazilian-Style

Better Homes and Gardens

Each serving of this full-flavored combo provides one-fourth of the fiber, half of the vitamin C, and three-quarters of the vitamin A you need for a day, plus enough protein to make it a main dish.

Cowboy Rice and Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

Black Beans & Pork

Family Circle

Cuban Fried Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Browned pineapple slices layered with ham, black beans, sweet peppers, and rice are at the heart of this dazzling main-dish recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Total: 20 mins

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

How to Make Chicken and Rice Casserole

Knowing how to make a chicken and rice casserole ensures you can always serve up one of the most universally beloved comfort foods. Nearly everyone's grandmother had her own version of this dish, and the beauty of it is that you can fall back on whatever ingredients you happen to have handy, for endless variations. There’s no one "right" recipe.

How to Make Chicken Enchiladas

If you've shied away from learning how to make chicken enchiladas, you're not alone. While tacos and even burritos seem fairly manageable, enchiladas can be intimidating, from the filling to the sauce to the bubbling melted cheese. Rise above your fear! Enchiladas are surprisingly easy to make--even a cooking newbie can pull off this Mexican meal.

Salsa, Black Bean, and Rice Salad

Diabetic Living

Beans are loaded with soluble fiber, which lowers blood sugar. For even more fiber and nutrients, substitute brown rice for the white in this recipe.

Total: 30 mins

How to Make Refried Beans

Instead of reaching for the prepared can at the supermarket, learn how to make refried beans for your next Mexican meal. When cooked from scratch, this dish will be lower in fat and sodium than the canned convenience product. Refried beans are an ideal side dish for tacos, but they can also be used inside tortillas or as part of a layered dip.

How to Make a Burrito

Learn how to make a burrito, and you'll have the perfect lunch or dinner on the go.

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