Easy Black Beans and Rice

Serves: 4

This easy black beans and rice recipe goes great with just about any meat, or use it to fill burritos. You could even add diced chicken or sausage to make a one-dish meal. It is versatile, inexpensive, and very tasty.

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
1 cup white rice
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon cumin
15 ounces canned seasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes, until onion is tender and starting to brown. Add garlic, and sauté one minute longer. Add uncooked rice, and stir and sauté 2 minutes.
Add broth, salt, and cumin. Stir together, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
Remove lid, stir in beans, and cover again. Turn off heat, and let stand for 3 minutes before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Source: wearychef.com

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