Makes: 6 Servings

Black Beans and Rice

Paired together, black beans and rice form a complete protein for an easy and filling meal or side dish.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup brown rice (uncooked)
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, minced
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Total Fat3 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium220 mg
Total Carbohydrate24 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein6 g


  1. Cook rice following package instructions, set aside.
  2. Chop the onion and bell pepper into small 1/4 inch dice.
  3. Peel and mince the garlic.
  4. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and saute until the onion is soft. Add garlic and saute another 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato sauce and beans and simmer 5-10 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and broth.
  6. Cook until hot. Remove from heat and add the fresh herbs.
  7. Cover and let rest for 5-10 minutes, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Source: Common Threads

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