Easy Black Beans with Yellow Rice

Bowl filled with a large amount of black beans
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1051 Calories
13g Fat
187g Carbs
52g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 1051
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 187g 68%
Dietary Fiber 45g 162%
Protein 52g
Calcium 415mg 32%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A variety of flavors season this tasty rice and beans dish. The black beans are combined with rice, tomatoes, and vegetables.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat vegetable oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and green pepper; cook, constantly stirring, until tender.

  2. Stir in drained beans, tomatoes, sugar, oregano, basil, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently; set aside.

  3. Cook rice, following package directions, with the addition of turmeric to the cooking liquid.

  4. Serve hot black bean mixture over rice.

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