Black Beans and Rice

Sometimes beans and rice is all you need. I have been having fun with my Instant Pot and it has the Rice Cooker feature so I thought I’d take this traditional recipe I found in Savory Sweet Life Cookbook and give it a try. The result was perfect. This dish would be great as a stand alone meal or could accompany a variety of entrée’s.

I honestly don’t ever remember a time having beans and rice growing up. It wasn’t something on the dinner menu, however I enjoy discovering meals that are easy to prepare with few ingredients.

The best ways to serve black beans and rice:

  • Try them with Beef Enchiladas
  • Lunch or dinner – Top with your salsa
  • Side dish with your favorite Tacos

Instant Pot Beans and Rice Recipe

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
½ tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice
Two 14-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
Optional: sautéed green chili, cilantro, lime juice

Instructions:

1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the Instant Pot, turn to saute’ feature.
2. Add onion, garlic and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in cumin, coriander, oregano and chili powder.
4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the rice and cook for 3 minutes.
5. Add all remaining ingredients and cook in Rice Cooker mode.
6. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice

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Black Beans and Rice

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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked brown rice
  • Two 14-oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
  • Optional: sautéed green chili, cilantro, lime juice

Instructions

1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the Instant Pot, turn to saute’ feature.
2. Add onion, garlic and salt and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in cumin, coriander, oregano and chili powder.
4. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and the rice and cook for 3 minutes.
5. Add all remaining ingredients and cook in Rice Cooker mode.
6. Garnish with cilantro and lime juice