Black Beans over Cilantro Rice

I’m not sure if you have a Shop Rite near you – but I love their Can-Can Sale. One of the things I just stocked up on was Black Beans, since they were on sale for 48 cents a can!

In my effort to eat healthy and finish up older cans before adding new ones (and use the cilantro and jalepeno that was in the fridge before it went bad) – I came up with this easy & tasty Black Bean dish…. Think Vegetarian Burrito in a Bowl – this is also easily adaptable for your flavor preference so make this fast/easy/tasty dish to suit your taste buds tonight (or soon)!

Black Beans

  • 1 Onion, large diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped small
  • 2 cans Black Beans (drained)
  • >1 Jalapeno, minced
  • 1  – 2 Pepper(s), chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • other spices to taste: red pepper flakes, salt, pepper

Heat a medium pan on medium-high heat and coat pan with Olive Oil. Cook onions until they start to soften (3 – 5 minutes). Then add the garlic and both peppers. Cook an additional 5 minutes and then add the rest of your ingredients. You can add some stock if you want this slightly more liquidy. This is not overly spicy – add more spice if that is the flavor you enjoy.

Serve over Cilantro Lime Rice with a dollop of Sour Cream, some salsa, avocados and some cheese!

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 2 Cups Water (or chicken/veggie stock for more flavor)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar

Cook rice according to package directions (replacing the stock for water in my opinion). Once your rice is cooked – mix in the chopped Cilantro, lime Juice and sugar – adjust as needed. SUCH an easy Mexican side dish that kicks up the flavor or plain white rice.

And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… what is your favorite food to stock up on when it goes on sale (without trying to be an extreme couponer or hoarder?)

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4 Responses to “Black Beans over Cilantro Rice”

  1. Lime and cilantro are my two favorite flavors ever. Put them together, and I’m in heaven. This looks delish.

    I love stocking up on canned tuna and rice cakes…sounds random, but they are great to have around for quick snacks!

  2. The truth of it is that balanced cooking techniques need to satisfy simply THREE basic and simple standards the food you eat should not have excess amount of fat and sodium i.e. should not be loaded with calories, it should retain it\’s nutrients i.e. it shouldn\’t be empty calories and more importantly, it should taste good.
    Nice Info, Nice to find another Food lover

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