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

Published on October 3, 2014 By Lauren

Are you looking for a GREAT black beans and rice recipe? STOP LOOKING - this is THE recipe! Red wine, cumin, garlic and oregano combine for some complex and AMAZING flavors... oh, and and did I mention that it's easy and cheap!?

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:

Black Beans and Rice
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Serves: 6
 
This quick and easy black beans and rice recipe will be ready in 20 minutes, and cost only $4.00 for the entire meal!
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Add oil to pan on medium high heat. Sautee green peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. When peppers and onions are softened, add the pressed garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Rinse your canned black beans. *HINT* Rinse until there are no more bubbles left in the strainer.
  4. Add black beans to the pan.
  5. Add dry spices (cumin, oregano, kosher salt, brown sugar)
  6. Add liquid ingredients (red wine vinegar, tabasco sauce, red wine)
  7. Sautee for 3 more minutes until warm throughout
  8. Serve over rice.
  9. Top with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and crushed tortilla chips.

Are you looking for a GREAT black beans and rice recipe? STOP LOOKING - this is THE recipe! Red wine, cumin, garlic and oregano combine for some complex and AMAZING flavors... oh, and and did I mention that it's easy and cheap!?

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