Spicy Black Beans and Rice

rice1It’s football season and on Sundays I want to make something easy so I can relax and enjoy the games. Today I made a tasty and healthy rice meal with Mexican spices. This will serve 4 adults, and reheats well if any is left!

1 cup rice (uncooked)
2 cups vegetable broth
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (can add more cumin instead if you don’t have seeds)
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

rice4In a large skillet over medium high heat, add the onion, pepper, celery and spices. Saute for 3 minutes and add the rice. Stir together for another 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to low, add the broth and cover. Let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, the rice will have absorbed all the broth.  Add the beans and lemon juice and let them cook into the rice for a couple minutes. Serve right away.


5 thoughts on “Spicy Black Beans and Rice

    • Gluten Free Fabulous 2013/09/29 / 10:19 pm

      Me too! Those days where I’ve just cleaned up the kitchen and don’t want more dishes, and I don’t have a lot of time, I love having something like this.

  1. livesatisfied 2013/09/29 / 9:03 pm

    oh! my husband would enjoy these! Ive had beans in my pantry for like 2 months now waiting to be used

    • Gluten Free Fabulous 2013/09/29 / 10:20 pm

      Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try! Easy to make and not much mess is always a winner for me.

  2. ✈ veganmiam.com (@veganmiam) 2013/10/02 / 8:38 am

    The Spicy Black Beans & Rice looks delicious! The spicier, the better! My b/f makes slow-cooked spicy black beans for the nachos, and it was so good!

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