Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On The Side ...


Popping chicken in the oven and wanted something a little different with the rice side dish and found this at Simply Recipes ... 1, 2, 3 and its ready.  That easy or so the name says.  Sounds good too, will let you know.

 Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe


1 cup uncooked white rice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (for added flavor you can substitute roasted red bell peppers or some chopped pimentos)
3 cloves minced garlic
2 16-ounce cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp white vinegar
A few dashes of Tabasco or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 heaping Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

1 Cook rice according to package instructions. White rice usually takes 15 minutes to cook once the water is simmering, and 10 minutes to sit.
2 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 the black beans, vinegar and Tabasco or cayenne. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
3 Stir in rice and oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 6.

Easy Black Beans and Rice Recipe | Simply Recipes

See you at the
cutting board.


  1. I'll be right over! That sounds yummy. :)

    Blessings to you and your always

  2. Sounds good! Let us know how you like it.. I've got a can of black beans here, that I bought for SOME reason, and I can't REMEMBER what it WAS! ~tina

  3. I love rice..what time is dinner...sounds good and tummy filling...

  4. That black beans and rice sounds good enough for a main course for me along with a salad and I'm a happy camper ;-)