Cumin-Cilantro Beans and Rice


Cumin-Cilantro Beans and Rice

Super simple staple in our house, goes with almost anything and full of good clean healthy protein.
Keyword cilantro beans and rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup whole grain brown rice (substitute what you have but alter the cooking time according to the directions)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (chicken stock works just as well if you aren't going for vegetarian)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans (can make from scratch or shhhh... to save time use canned)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (half for mixing and half for garnishing fresh)


  • Add rice, stock, and butter to small pot. (NB: check your rice for cooking instructions if amounts of liquid and cooking times are different, use those just substituting stock for the water.)
  • Put over medium high heat until boiling.
  • Stir and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 45 - 50 minutes.
  • Remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork and let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  • Put rice, beans, salt, cumin, and half the chopped cilantro in a bowl and stir together. Feel free to adjust salt to your liking.
  • Serve with a little more cilantro on top!


For the "I have no food and need to feed the kids NOW!" version use the super convenient but a little guilty frozen microwave organic rice and a can of organic black beans, rinsed... 3 minutes in the microwave mix and in 4 minutes you have a solid side... not saying that's ever happened to me but just in case!


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