Black Beans & Rice With Cheese

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by stephanierndos

This is a variation on a black bean dish I found in Cooking Light Magazine. I have substituted some of the spices according to my family's tastes and my food allergies. This version is really fantastic!

Top Review by bmcnichol

Made for Fall PAC 2007. This was good but even with all the spices, it was still missing something for us. I'm not sure what though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add water and next 11 ingredients (through beans); bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  6. Place 1/4 cup rice on each of 4 plates; top with 1/2 cup bean mixture.
  7. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.
  8. (serving size: 1/4 cup rice, 1/2 cup bean mixture, and 1 tablespoon cheese).

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