Black Beans and Rice

This 30-minute Black Beans and Rice recipe is filled with protein and packed with flavor for a wholesome vegan and gluten-free meal. Delicious and so easy to make, it should be part of your weekly rotation.

Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
5 from 4 votes
Black Beans and Rice
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegan
Keyword: Black Beans and Rice
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  1. Cook rice according to package instructions. While rice is cooking, prepare the beans. 

  2. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes, until translucent and fragrant. 

  3. Add bell peppers and jalapeños and stir to combine. 

  4. Stir in cumin, cayenne, salt, and lime juice.

  5. Add black beans, stirring until well combined, then bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes while rice continues to cook. Remove from heat. 

  6. Stir in cooked rice and serve immediately with fresh cilantro and lime juice. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.