Black Beans And Rice Recipe

This black beans and rice recipe is a sure fire hit. We call it our New York Minute Tex Mex, because it is quick and easy to make, yet packed with flavor!

The quick part of this recipe comes from either using the “boil in a bag” brown rice that is ready in approximately 5 minutes or so. Alternatively, you can make extra rice earlier in the week and simply re-heat it, even quicker. Either way, the key is to use WHOLE grain rice. White rice only spikes your blood sugar and provides no nutritional value.

ASIDE: if you re-heat the rice, put a little water in the bowl and cover. The water will give the rice extra moisture to make it taste fresh.

TIP: The recipe calls for low salt black beans from a can. Sometimes this can be hard to find in your standard grocery store. Either way, you will be rinsing the beans and this will remove a lot of the salt.

Black Beans And Rice Recipe

Serves3
Prep time30 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Total time45 minutes
This black beans and rice recipe is a sure fire hit. We call it our New York Minute Tex Mex, because it is quick and easy to make, yet packed with flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 can Black Beans (no or low salt if possible)
  • 3 cups Brown Rice
  • 6 cups Cooked Kale (chopped)
  • 3 Small Corn Tortilas
  • 6oz Fresh Salsa

Note

Try buying the prepared fresh salsa made on site by most grocery stores.

Directions

Step 1.Open black beans and rinse in colander. You will notice that it froths or has bubbles. Once frothing stops you are done. You want to wash away all that syrupy stuff from the can. Put cleaned beans in microwave proof bowl. Microwave for approximately 2 minutes or until hot.
Step 2.Cook brown rice. If cooking from scratch, follow package directions. If re-heating, add a little water, cover and cook in the microwave until hot.
Step 3.Put chopped kale in microwaveable bowl with a tablespoon of water for approximately 2 minutes. You want the kale hot and soft, but not wilted.
Step 4.You can toast or heat up the tortilla if you like, or serve unheated: Your choice.
Step 5.Prepare the plate by putting the beans on top of the rice. Put kale next to bean and rice. Top the kale and beans with the homemade salsa.
Step 6.Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories510
Total Fat 7g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium451mg
Dietary Fiber13g
Sugars0g
Protein21g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving and will vary. This black beans and rice recipe is based on 3 servings. Also, take a peak at the dietary fiber amount. Good stuff!