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Easy Black Beans and Rice

Easy Black Beans and Rice
  • Meal

    Side Dish

  • Cusine



1 cup uncooked white rice

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

3 cloves minced garlic

2 16-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons white vinegar

A few dashes of Tabasco or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano OR 1 heaping tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Lime wedges and cilantro for garnish


Cook the rice: Cook rice according to package instructions. White rice usually takes 15 minutes to cook once the water is simmering, and 10 minutes to sit. Sauté onions, bell peppers, garlic: Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high. Sauté onions and bell peppers for 3-4 minutes, until just beginning to soften, then add garlic and sauté a minute more. Add beans, vinegar, Tabasco, then simmer: Add the black beans, vinegar and Tabasco or cayenne. Bring vinegar to a simmer, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. in rice and oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste.