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Basic Rice and Beans

  • Author: Elena @ Full of Beans
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Quick Meal
  • Cuisine: vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


One of our favorite, most versatile, and cheapest meals is rice and beans. 

This short and sweet recipe helps you whip up a tasty, inexpensive meal for one that is filled with the nutrition of brown rice and black beans.


Units Scale
  • 3/4 cup beans (black beans are a favorite)
  • 1 cup cooked rice (brown, white, or jasmine)
  • 3 Tbs salsa


  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Corn


  1. Drain and rinse beans (if from cans)
  2. Place in a bowl or dinner plate
  3. Add rice
  4. Microwave for 1.5 – 2 minutes (if rice is fresh and warm heat beans for 1 minute)
  5. Add salsa and optional ingredients
  6. Enjoy!

rice and beans with broccoli


  • Serving Size: 1

Keywords: easy, beans, simple, vegan, quick, rice, low fat