Spicy Beans & Rice

Spicy Rice with Beans

Serves 6
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 55 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 cups uncooked rice (white or brown )
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice or strained tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans (can used canned)
  • 1/2 cup corn


This goes nice with any Mexican type dish - like enchiladas! It is also makes a nice vegetarian dish - if you use veggie broth.


Step 1
Add oil and garlic to large deep fry pan and bring to medium heat. Add onion and stir in to mix well with garlic. Cook onion until just transparent.
Step 2
Add in uncooked rice and stir into onion mixture until the rice becomes slightly puffed. Add cumin and chilli powder and mix well.
Step 3
Pour in broth, tomato juice, beans and corn and stir into rice mixture. Cover and bring to a light boil, then turn down to low to simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Let stand and fluff with fork. Can serve immediately or reheat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.