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Black Beans & Rice is one of the best side recipes out there! Flavoured with a squeeze of lime juice, garlic and spices, this rice recipe is a winner! | https://cafedelites.com
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Black Beans & Rice Recipe

Black Beans & Rice is one of the best side recipes out there! Flavoured with a squeeze of lime juice, garlic and spices, this rice recipe is our family favourite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 serves (as a side)
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cup uncooked white rice, long grain or jasmine rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or stock)
  • 2x 14 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3-4 tablespoons lime juice, (adjust to your tastes)
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped coriander (or parsley), to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a stockpot or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until onion is transparent. Add the garlic and sauté for a further minute. Add the cumin and rice, mix the flavours through and sauté for a further minute.
  • Pour in the broth and beans, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender (stirring half way through). 
  • Remove from heat and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil (about 2 teaspoons), lime juice and cilantro. Taste test; season with a little salt and pepper, only if needed and as desired.

Notes

Add in chopped jalapeños, chili's, or cayenne pepper for some added heat!
A Cafe Delites Original Recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 188mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.9mg