Easy Rice and Beans Recipe
Easy, healthy, and delicious casserole made with black beans and brown rice.
Servings 8 servings
- 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
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 bay leaves.
Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the beans and rice, while it's still hot.
Serve and enjoy!
Be sure to remove both bay leaves before serving.
Serve this with guacamole and chips - kids love it!
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