Veggie Black Beans and Rice

This classic and easy to make black beans and rice is perfect for dinner. Because it’s so versatile it’s great to pair with any meal! Top with salsa to amp up the flavor!

This classic and easy to make black beans and rice is perfect for dinner. Because it’s so versatile it’s great to pair with any meal! Top with salsa to amp up the flavor! 

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Small Onion, Diced

1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced

1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced

2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Teaspoon Cumin

1½ Teaspoons Dried Oregano

2 Bay Leaves

1 Cup Short-Grain White Rice, Rinsed

2 Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Or Chicken Broth

2 15-Ounce Cans Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed

1 Lime, Juiced

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes, or until the grains start to turn opaque. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the grains are tender.  
  3. Stir in the beans and lime juice and season to taste.  

Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup

This Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup is ideal for the cold winter ahead of us. It’s a great side serve with a baguette for a small midday meal.

This Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup is ideal for the cold winter ahead of us. It’s a great side serve with a baguette for a small midday meal.

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 Yellow Onion, Diced

1 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Jalapeño, Minced

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

½ Teaspoon Cumin

½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Pepper To Taste

2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, Diced (Peeled If You Like)

2 Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth

3 15-Ounce Cans Black Beans

1 15-Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes

1 Lime, Juiced

Toppings, optional: Crumbled Cotija or Feta Cheese, Sour Cream, Sliced Avocado, Cilantro

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for 2 more minutes, until fragrant. 
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, broth, black beans, and their liquid, and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste.
  3. Purée the soup partially with an immersion blender. Serve with toppings of your choice.