Easy Black Beans with Yellow Rice

Bowl filled with a large amount of black beans
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
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A variety of flavors season this tasty rice and beans dish. The black beans are combined with rice, tomatoes, and vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. Serve hot black bean mixture over rice.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1051
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 59 mg
Carbohydrates 187 g
Dietary Fiber 45 g
Protein 52 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)