Black Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an excellent side dish, especially with grilled chicken. I don't remember where I got the recipe, but it has been an almost weekly standard at my house.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 package chicken rice-a-roni
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Prepare Rice-a-roni according to package directions.
  2. 5 minutes before it is finished, add the 2 cans of Black beans and the 1 cup of salsa.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Cover pan and cook for 10 minutes more.


Most Helpful

This tasted okay, but the salsa overpowered the dish. My husband and I took one bite and said it was passable, but neither of us ate anymore of it and that's unusual for him. I will make this again, but with less beans and I'll leave the salsa out.

Tisy Adams July 30, 2009

Excellent supper, mandabears. I used Homemade Rice a Roni Recipe #24476 and Sofrito Recipe #223937 along with chipotle mango salsa. I added some garlic sauteed chicken chunks to Dh's portion to make it more satisfying (in his opinion). Think I'll make a double batch next time and try freezing it so that I have a premade side dish for those harried evenings.

sugarpea January 25, 2008

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