Quick Skillet Black Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This easy, delicious dish is a great way to get healthy whole-grains and fiber into your diet. It could be a vegetarian or meatless main dish or even a side dish. It is simple to prepare and quick. If you like more spice, add a little cayenne.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high.
  2. Add onion and cook about 3 minutes until tender.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients EXCEPT rice.
  4. Bring to a boil then stir in rice.
  5. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

3 5

Made for Zaar Cookbooks Tag. This was okay but not the best recipe we have ever tried for black beans and rice. Like one of the other reviewers I did have to cook it a little longer to get the rice done and there didn't seem to be enough liquid so I had to add extra water.

5 5

This is a great dish! I like moderately spicy dishes and it was just right...add cayenne if you want to make it spicier. Only thing I did different is that I cooked the rice separate as I was preparing everything else and then added it later. Worth a try if you like spice :-)

3 5

I was expecting a little more flavor in the dish with all the spices, but I found it to be a little bland. I used Italian style tomatoes, and next time will try a little more or different types of seasoning. Very easy to make and healthy! I had to cook the rice for 10-12 minutes over heat rather than 5 and still found uncooked rice. Good with tabasco sauce! Thanks for sharing!