Zesty Black Beans on White Rice

READY IN: 31mins
Recipe by dayce

This recipe is quick, easy to memorize, and hard to mess up. This black bean dish is great as either a healthy main dish or as side dish to a chicken or any southwestern entree. I usually double the amount of black beans for this recipe. If you do so, I suggest not doubling everything else. Use only 1 bay leaf, and add a little more onion, red wine vinegar, ketchup, and oil. You should only double the cloves and red peppers, or add an orange or yellow pepper.

Top Review by Sallyabreak

I liked it because it was fast and healthy, but it was a bit dry and bland. I did add a tomato and that helped, and it was much improved when I tossed some mild salsa on top of the dish. I think next time I will also use taco seasoning as a spice. The cloves aren't a good idea because you have to hunt and dig thru the beans to find them so no one accidentaly eats them. I would make it again tho, as it was healthy, fast, easy, and overall good to eat...just a few additions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil.
  2. Sauté chopped onion for about 1 minute.
  3. Add red pepper and red wine vinegar.
  4. Sauté until vinegar is nearly evaporated.
  5. Add beans, cloves, ketchup, and bay leaf.
  6. Simmer on med-low for about 20 minutes (until flavors have mixed; stirring a few times).
  7. Cook white rice.
  8. Serving: Serve beans hot over white rice.
  9. Squeeze a lime wedge over each serving for citrus zest.
  10. Add Tabasco to taste for a full-flavored dish.
  11. Enjoy!

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