Black Beans & Rice Recipe

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Darlene Hanson Modified: March 24, 2022
Black Beans & Rice Recipe

How To Make Black Beans & Rice

Black beans and rice flavored with a squeeze of lime juice, garlic, and spices for a filling and hearty rice recipe cooked to perfection that you will love.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1onion,finely chopped
  • 5garlic cloves,minced
  • tspground cumin
  • 2cupuncooked white rice,long grain or jasmine rice
  • 4cupschicken broth,or stock
  • 28ozblack beans,drained and rinsed
  • 4tbsplime juice,adjust to your tastes
  • 4tbspcoriander,or parsley, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a stockpot or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until the onion is transparent.

  2. Add the garlic and sauté for a further minute. Add the cumin and rice, mix the flavors through, and sauté for a further minute.

  3. Pour in the broth and beans, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

  4. Remove from heat and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro.

  5. Taste test; season with a little salt and pepper, only if needed and as desired.


  • Calories: 606.78kcal
  • Fat: 7.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 109.07g
  • Fiber: 16.80g
  • Sugar: 4.82g
  • Protein: 28.38g
  • Cholesterol: 3.60mg
  • Sodium: 179.75mg
  • Calcium: 159.52mg
  • Potassium: 1717.50mg
  • Iron: 6.38mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.85mg
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