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Black Beans and Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This recipe has the goodness of browning onions in a mix of seasoned rice, tomatoes and just enough macaroni for wonderful flavor and texture. It also can be transformed into a vegetarian meal by eliminating the chicken bouillon cubes.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black beans and rice, vegetarian recipe
Servings: 7
  • 2 cups of uncooked rice
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil or pumpkin seed or avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 can of black beans 15 ½ oz., drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 ½ oz.
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of rosemary leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ cups of uncooked macaroni
  1. Fry the chopped onions in the oil in a heavy pot until golden brown.
  2. Rinse the rice and add to the pot with the cooked onions. Then add the macaroni, water, tomatoes, bouillon, rosemary, salt, pepper, sugar, and black beans and bring it to a boil before reducing the heat to low. After you turn down the heat, cook for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  3. ENJOY!