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Black Beans and Rice in a bowl, topped with cheese and sour cream
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5 from 15 votes

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice is the perfect budget-friendly meal for busy days!Black Beans and Rice is the perfect budget-friendly meal for busy days!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 374kcal


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 15 oz can black beans drained
  • 10 oz can Rotel
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tsp lime juice

To serve

  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese


  • In a stockpot over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and saute for 4 minutes. Add the rice and garlic, stir to coat the rice and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, black beans, Rotel, corn, salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika, bring to a simmer, cover and lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 20-25 minutes, until rice is cooked.
  • Add lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with cilantro, sour cream, and shredded cheese.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1144mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 4mg