Black Beans & Brown Rice

A staple pair throughout the African diaspora, beans-and-rice can be enjoyed separately or together to round out any meal. Time saving tip: prepare extra brown rice and store the leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer for another meal.

  • 1 (20 oz.) can of no-salt black beans
  • 3 cloves minced garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 4 cups water

To make beans:
1. In a medium sized pan, cook the garlic, black beans and their liquid on medium-high heat (3 minutes). Then simmer on low until the entire meal is ready to eat. Cook time is only about 5-6 minutes for these tasty beans.
To make rice:
1. Bring water and rice to a boil, and then simmer for 35-40 minutes.

Mix rice and beans together – and enjoy!
Cost Per Serving: $0.33
*All costs based on actual grocery store prices. Prices may vary by location.

Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 220, Fat: 1.5g, Sodium: 200mg, Carbohydrate: 45g, Protein: 6.7g
4 servings

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