Good Brown Rice Recipes – Quick and Easy Black Beans and Rice

Published on October 3, 2014 By Lauren

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    One of our favorite good brown rice recipes is Black Beans and Rice. It took me a few years to warm up to the idea of eating black beans and rice, because I never thought I would like it. It is a very inexpensive meal and is very filling.

    You can make this entire meal for around $4.00, and have leftovers for lunch the next day! Our black beans and rice recipe was adapted from the recipe in the Dinosaur BBQ Cookbook, here is how we make it:

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    Black Beans and Rice

    This quick and easy black beans and rice recipe will be ready in 20 minutes, and cost only $4.00 for the entire meal!
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    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Author: Lauren Cobello


    • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
    • 1 onion chopped
    • 1 green pepper chopped
    • 3 large garlic cloves pressed with garlic press
    • 2 tsp. cumin
    • 1 Tbsp. oregano
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
    • 4 tsp red wine vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
    • 1/4 cup red wine or dry sherry
    • 2 15 oz cans of black beans
    • 2 cups of brown rice cooked - we use this rice cooker


    • Add oil to pan on medium high heat. Sautee green peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • When peppers and onions are softened, add the pressed garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
    • Rinse your canned black beans. *HINT* Rinse until there are no more bubbles left in the strainer.
    • Add black beans to the pan.
    • Add dry spices (cumin, oregano, kosher salt, brown sugar)
    • Add liquid ingredients (red wine vinegar, tabasco sauce, red wine)
    • Sautee for 3 more minutes until warm throughout
    • Serve over rice.
    • Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and crushed tortilla chips.

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