Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

1001 Low Fat Vegetarian.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray saucepan with cooking spray. Heat over medium until hot.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until tender; about 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice; cook over medium heat until rice is lightly browned, 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add broth to saucepan and heat to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 20-25 minutes, adding beans during the last 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in cilantro, season to taste with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

Great basic recipe! I used bacon grease to saute the veggies and toast the rice. I didn't have veggie broth, I used 1 pkt of Sazon con azafran and 1 pkt Goya chicken bouillon in the water. I did everything else as directed except I only drained the beans (Goya brand again), but didn't rinse as I enjoy the flavor. I added ham that I had leftover with the beans. Great flavor, perfect 1 dish meal,

Alli G. June 29, 2016

Great "Hamburger Helper" dish! I loved the one pot meal, as others did. I started by browning 3/4 pound ground beef (96%) with purple onions and a tiny bit of bell pepper. I used beef broth because I had no vegetable. I proceeded with recipe as directed. Seasoned with some dry cilantro from the pantry. Topped with some shredded mexi cheese, served alongside sour cream and guacamole! YUM! Cheap, great, fast!

carroll_jo January 30, 2009

i desperately needed to go to the grocery and felt like i had nothing to cook. that is until i found this recipe. i would definitely recommend using a non-stick skillet for this recipe so you don't end up scraping rice off the bottom of your pan. i sprinkled some mexican blended cheese on top but some sour cream would have been amazing. i didn't have green onions so i skipped them. turned out just fine. and i love cooking in just one pan. thank you dicentra for sharing this recipe and saving me from starvation! :-)

esmerelda smoot June 21, 2008