Sunday, April 13, 2014

Black Beans and Rice

I love Mexican food…and I love EASY meals too!  When you combine them together, it's all the better!  You literally can't go wrong with black beans and rice and there are so many different ways to eat them…not to mention it's an inexpensive and meatless meal!

These ingredients I don't have them measurements for everything, it's kind of a "to your taste" type recipe.  I usually will soak dry black beans for a couple days and then cook them all day in the crock pot with seasonings.  My family eats a lot and we always love leftovers, as they make for perfect lunches the next day!


  • Brown Rice
  • Dry black beans (1-2 cups depending on how much you want left over, soak them over night or for a couple days, changing the water at least once a day)
  • OR if you prefer to use canned beans then a couple of cans will do the trick!
  • 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp of ground cumin (I love cumin so I tend to put closer to 2 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander 

You can do so much to this recipe.  You can add fresh corn to the black beans or as a topping.  Mix in salsa to the black beans or just top the beans with salsa.  Add low fat cheese, guacamole, non-fat plain greek yogurt (in place of sour cream).  You can also add this to a tortilla!

We like to serve this just over the brown rice and top with cheese and guacamole and some salsa!!

Black Beans and Rice, Clean Eating Recipe,
Clean Eating Black Beans and Rice

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