Spicy Black Beans and Rice

Go vegetarian with this hearty main dish recipe of black beans, Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, rice, and cheese.

Spicy Black Beans and Rice
4 main-dish servings
5 mins
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Rice, Vegetarian, Vegetarian Main Dishes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (see photo, below)
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown or long grain rice (see page 000)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, or Mexican cheese blend (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
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How to Make Mexican Rice

If you are looking for a spicy accompaniment to your next entrée, mexican rice is the perfect recipe. If you want extra protein add in black beans to the recipe!

In a medium saucepan cook the 1/2 cup onion and garlic in hot oil until tender but not brown. Carefully stir in beans, undrained tomatoes, salsa, salt, and cayenne pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
To serve, mound rice on serving plates; make a well in each mound. Spoon the black bean mixture into wells. If desired, sprinkle with shredded cheese and the 1/4 cup chopped onion.
Makes 4 main-dish servings

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 284, Fat, total (g) 8, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 48, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 146, vit. C (mg) 20, sodium (mg) 835, calcium (mg) 71, iron (mg) 2, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 3, Very Lean Meat () 1, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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