Nutty Rice and Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Delicious rice and bean dish with a great aroma. I find it to be a very comforting food. It's healthy and full of fiber but still tastes wonderful! I usually make it the night before and take it to work for lunch the next day; it's good reheated. I always cook for one, myself, so this is a single serving recipe, but I'm sure it can be easily multiplied.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using dried black beans, cook and set aside. If using canned black beans, rinse and set aside.
  2. Prepare brown rice as indicated on package. Usually 1/4 c dry rice makes 3/4 c cooked rice. Set cooked rice aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in frying pan. Sautee chopped onions and slivered almonds in the oil until lightly browned.
  4. Stir in cooked rice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir in black beans.
  6. Continue to stir-fry ingredients until everything is hot.
  7. Put contents of frying pan into serving dish.
  8. Stir in mozarella cheese.


Most Helpful

This was a little bland, but perfect to go with my jerk chicken. I didn't have brown rice, so I made jasmine and I cooked it in coconut milk with jerk seasoning and a little cayenne (then I followed the recipe exactly); it made a great compliment to my chicken! I'm sure we'll be making this again!

LogicallyLocked July 15, 2010

This is my idea of ideal comfort food. I changed the cheese to pepper jack because that's what I had on hand and it added a lot of pizzazz to the finished dish. Dh added some additional hot sauce to his portion and everyone was happy.

sugarpea January 24, 2006

I found this recipe to be a bit bland, but I liked the almonds taste and texture. I would make this again for myself, but would try to spice it up a bit.

michyj January 22, 2006

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