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Cheesy Black Beans And Rice

on May 5, 2016

Beans and rice are great kitchen staples and an easy meatless meal. For tonight’s dinner I combined two recipes. I opted to make a less spicy version as some members of my family prefer milder food. Adjust spices to taste.


Cheesy Black Beans And Rice

2 c cooked rice

2 T cooking oil

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks of celery, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 c frozen corn

1 1/2 c water or broth

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp dried thyme

3/4 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1 bay leaf

15 oz canned black beans, drained and rinsed

10 oz can diced tomatoes

1/4 c salsa

1 1/2 c shredded cheddar

Heat oil in pan over medium high heat. Add onion, celery, garlic, and corn. Cook until onions are translucent. Add water or broth and salt, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin and bay leaf. Add black beans, tomatoes and salsa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf and stir in cooked rice and 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 c of cheese on top and let it get melty.


Hagbard and I enjoyed this version of beans and rice. It was very easy to put together.

3 responses to “Cheesy Black Beans And Rice

  1. I love beans and rice! I will definitely have to give this a try. 🙂

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