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Easy Rice and Beans Recipe

Easy, healthy, and delicious casserole made with black beans and brown rice.
Course dinner, Recipes
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Kristi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked rinse well
  • 2 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained (about 4 cups of cooked beans)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2-3 bell peppers chopped
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed chili pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit
  • Saute chopped onion and bell pepper in 1 tablespoon of oil until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Place rice, beans, broth, onion and bell pepper mixture, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, and crushed red pepper into a 9x11 casserole dish and mix well.
  • Cover with foil, seal the edges well.
  • Place in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove foil.
  • Remove bay leaves.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the beans and rice, while it's still hot.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to remove both bay leaves before serving.
Serve this with guacamole and chips - kids love it!

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1118IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg