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Vegan Easy Black Beans and Rice recipe - with Cilantro Lime Brown Rice / Running in a Skirt

Easy Black Beans & Rice

Julie Wunder
This healthy and easy Black Beans and Rice is a 15 meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted garlic diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼-1/2+ teaspoon cayenne or chipotle pepper
  • salt to taste, start with ¼ teaspoon
  • pepper to taste, start with ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 recipe Cilantro Lime Brown Rice ***


  • In a large pan with a lid over medium heat, saute the peppers and onions in the olive oil for about five minutes or until starting to turn tender.
  • Reduce pan to medium-low heat and add the garlic and continue to saute for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Do not allow the garlic to burn.
  • Add the beans, tomato and spices to the pan. Cover and allow the beans to simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you have additional time you can allow the beans to simmer for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to build more flavor.
  • Serve the bean mixture over a bed of rice and enjoy!


To adjust the spice level add more or less cayenne or chipotle pepper. If you can't handle any spice leave it out. With a ¼ teaspoon it is still very mild!
*** Get my recipe for 3 Ingredient Cilantro Lime Brown Rice HERE


Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 486mgPotassium: 737mgFiber: 11gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 313IUVitamin C: 42mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Black Beans and Rice, Easy Black Beans and Rice, Vegan Black Beans and Rice
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