Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A completely simple and delicious side dish or vegetarian main meal. I like to serve this with tortilla chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice according to package directions; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, drain beans, reserving 2 tablespoons liquid.
  3. Combine beans, reserved liquid, lime juice, chili powder and cumin in a saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated; stir in 1 tablespoon cilantro.
  5. Serve beans over rice and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro.
  6. Garnish, if desired.


Most Helpful

Love this combo of rice, beans and spices. It was a little too sour for me, so next time I'll cut back on the lemon juice. Probably will only use one tablespoon. Thanks for sharing!

St. Louie Suzie March 11, 2009

Quick, simple, great flavor! I prepared this in less than 30 min on a busy weeknight. I added some diced onion & jalapeno pepper to the bean mixture. One small thing - the rice mix takes about 20 minutes to cook (I used Mahatma), but I found the bean mixture kind of dry by then - it cooked very quickly, in about 10 minutes, so next time, I won't start on the beans at the same time as the rice. I served with a bit of sour cream, guacamole & salsa and whole-wheat tortilla chips. Thanks!

newspapergal January 23, 2007

This is one of my favorite recipes! I make this a lot actually. I found it originally in a southern living cookbook. The taste is definitely hard to describe but it is a very filling and yummy meal.

Lingering_Dream September 19, 2006

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