Inspired by a nearly empty pantry and Mexican and Thai food, this rice and beans dish is both quick and delicious!


Have you ever needed to whip up dinner in a hurry with nothing left in the pantry except some rice and beans and odds & ends?

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This quick rice and beans recipe is perfect for just that occasion!

Closeup of a large scoop of rice, beans, onions, and peppers.

Rice and Beans Recipe

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Inspired by a nearly empty pantry and Mexican and Thai food, this rice and beans dish is both quick and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup diced pepper
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp red curry paste
  • salt to taste
  • grated cheese or cheese substitute, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.
  2. Mix the coconut milk, curry paste, and salt in a glass measuring cup. Set aside.
  3. In a non-stick pan at medium heat, sauté the olive oil, onions and peppers.
  4. Turn the heat to low and add the black beans.
  5. Add the cooked rice and coconut mixture to the pan. Stir to combine and heat through.
  6. Serve garnished with grated cheese, cilantro, and/or lime juice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 688mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

Did you make this recipe?

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I always try to keep staples like rice, beans and coconut milk in the pantry because they easily combine to make a healthy delicious meal in a pinch.

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Next time you need a meal in a hurry, remember this Quick Rice and Beans recipe!

xo,
Shannon

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