Black Beans and Rice on a glass plate sitting on a table with a red tablecloth

Black Beans and Rice

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 cup onion, sautéed (from freezer)
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, sautéed (from freezer)
  • 2 cups black beans, cooked or 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups rice


Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, combine onion, bell pepper, cooked beans, garlic, salsa, salt, and pepper in a skillet. Cover and let simmer while preparing rice. Add water to beans if necessary. Serve beans over rice.


If you do not have onions and green pepper in your freezer, you can substitute another cup of salsa or sauté one onion and one pepper.

  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


  • Calories: 266

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