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Black Beans and Rice

This black beans and rice recipe couldn’t be easier, and chances are you have all the ingredients on hand. It comes together in about 20 minutes.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt to taste


  • Sauté the onions and garlic in the oil for about 4 minutes. Add the rice and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the broth. Bring to a boil, cover and lower the heat to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes until the rice is tender. Stir in spices and the black beans. Cover and cook over low heat until heated through.