Follow Us on Facebook

Get updates from RecipeLion.com posted directly to your News Feed.

close

Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)

Categories

Select One (optional)

Image

(optional)

Show only results that have an image


Holiday

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Christmas
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Earth Day
  • Easter
  • Fall
  • Father's Day
  • Halloween
  • Jewish Holiday
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mother's Day
  • New Year's
  • Patriotic Holiday
  • Spring
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Summer
  • Thanksgiving
  • Valentine's Day
  • Winter
  • Back to School
  • Birthdays
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
Cuisine Type

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • American
  • Amish
  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Tropical

Seasonal

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Fall
Cooking Method

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Casserole
  • Grilling
  • Microwave
  • No Bake
  • Oven
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Skillet
  • Slow Cooker
Cooking Time

Select One (optional)

Number of Ingredients

Select One (optional)

(1)

Black Beans and Brown Rice with a Mild Salsa

Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cup water (or as directed on rice package)
  • pinch salt, if desired
  • 1-15-oz can black beans (cooked)
  • dash-1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ounce low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2-4 sprigs fresh cilantro
Instructions

Makes 2 lunch-sized servings, approx 400-450 calories each. Cook rice as directed on package. If no directions, rinse rice thoroughly, place in small pan with water and salt (optional). Heat on high until boiling, then reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 40 minutes. Turn heat off, let rice sit for 5 minutes, remove cover and fluff with a fork. Empty black beans into microwaveable bowl. Stir in spices (start with the smaller amounts, then increase to taste). Bring beans to simmer in microwave. While rice cooks, let sit to blend flavors. Wash and chop tomatoes, mince onion. Wash cilantro, strip leaves off, tear/crush the leaves and add them to the tomato and onion. Mix. While rice cooks, let sit to blend flavors. Grate cheese. (At this point, everything may be placed in the refrigerator for later reheating, if desired.) Divide rice in half, and spread each half onto a medium-sized plate. Divide beans in half, and spread each half over the rice. If rice and beans are cold (e.g., were in the 'fridge), heat in microwave before adding cheese. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over each plate, return plate to microwave briefly (15-20 seconds) to melt the cheese. Top with salsa immediately before eating.

Your Recently Viewed Recipes
Love these recipes? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.
Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our free recipe newsletter and we will send you delicious recipes and special offers to your inbox. Sign up today!

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE your favorite recipes
  • ADD personal notes
  • GET fast cooking tips

 

Connect with Us

Find us online

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Email
  • RSS

1

© Copyright 2014 Prime Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

www.recipelion.com

close

Images from other cooks

There are currently no images from other cooks.

Was This Helpful?YesNo