Yummy, Spicy Black Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This a delicious quick fix when I have no meat in the house, and can't find anything to eat. I keep all of the ingredients on hand. Give it a try!!! *Note* This recipe is very forgiving feel free to substitute!!! (I use whatever is on hand)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat.
  2. Add onions and peppers and saute until onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, tomato paste. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  4. Add black beans, mix to combine. Add chicken broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until most of liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Serve over rice topped with a dollop of low-fat sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and chopped green onions. YUM!
Most Helpful

This was really easy to do. I used the ketchup (which I never would have thought of using!). I also used the tomatoes. I added cooked brown rice - stirred it in. Not sure if anyone was really excited about it, because there was a lot left, but I think it was pretty good.

evewitch February 04, 2012

Sorry, but didn't care too much for this. It was okay, but as written has too much spice. I'm not talking about heat, but I feel like I'm just eating spices with a few other things thrown in...too overpowering. I used a can of tomatoes and used the paste; left out the salt. Would cut down the spices if I made again, but probably won't. Sorry!

StacyMD187373 February 07, 2009

This was very good. I took a picture and then my memory card went kaput so I will have to take one next time! I did double the garlic, put in two tablespoons of chili powder and skipped the cayenne altogether as I just wasn't in the mood for my mouth to burn. I skipped the salt (I always do), used tomato paste and a can of diced tomatoes. I also added some corn for additional colour and texture. This is a nice and simple meatless dish that we will be having again. Thanks for posting!

cyaos August 13, 2008