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Chipotle Lime Salmon over a bed of rice and beans
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Basic Rice and Beans

Simple and comforting, rice and black beans are a great accompaniment to a variety of dinners. Serve this under any meat or fish.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: beans and rice, easy side dish, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $2.00


  • Strainer
  • Saucepan with Lid


  • 1 cup White Rice
  • 1 ¼ cups Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 14 ounce can Black Beans


  • Rinse rice in a strainer until water runs clear.
  • Combine rice, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook until all of the water has evaporated, about 18 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat but leave the lid on and let the rice stand, covered, for 15 minutes more to steam. Rinse and drain the beans and stir into the rice. Season with additional salt, if needed.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg