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Black Bean Brown Rice -Gluten Free

I needed a healthy side dish to offset the main dish I was preparing for tonight’s dinner. Black Beans are very nutritious and from what I read, also is full of fiber, cholesterol reducing and an antioxidant. Plus, they taste so good and they are really inexpensive (dried). I soaked the dried black beans overnight (you can always used canned).


1 tablespoon of butter

1/4 cup of onions, diced

1 cup of uncooked brown rice

1 (14.5) oz of canned chicken broth ( or vegetable broth)

1/2 cup of water

1 cup of dried black beans (or 1 15 oz can rinsed and drained)

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of cumin powder

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Soak black beans overnight (if you are using canned, omit this step and just rinse and drain the beans)
  2. Soak uncooked brown rice
  3. Saute onions in butter until translucent in a pot with a lid
  4. Add drained brown rice, chicken broth, water, black beans (drained), salt, cumin and garlic powder
  5. Bring mixture to a boil and then cover and set on low-simmer
  6. Cook until rice and beans are soft (about 20 minutes)
  7. Mix in fresh cilantro

If you do not want the rice to become colored, you can boil the black beans separately and mix it in during step 7.


Black Bean Brown Rice




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